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Decalcification of teeth

Discussion in 'DoDMERB' started by CannotBeDisplayed, Nov 8, 2013.

  1. CannotBeDisplayed

    CannotBeDisplayed Member

    Nov 5, 2013
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    I've noticed on the DoDMERB website that dental issues can disqualify a candidate during the review. I currently have braces (I would get them removed upon receiving an appointment, my ALO and I have discussed this), and my teeth are already showing signs of decalcification (small white stains on a couple of upper row teeth).

    I don't have any cavities or caries, and nothing is visually "gross" (to use the DoDMERB word), other than the white stains, which my dentist is going to clean 4 days after the DoDMERB review. I do, however, have the early stages of gingivitis.

    Will I be disqualified at the review?

  2. kinnem

    kinnem Moderator 5-Year Member

    Oct 21, 2010
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    I wouldn't think gingivitis would be disqualifying but I'm also not familiar with the regs. Gingivitis can be controlled with regular flossing, brushing, and rinsing. I imagine your braces are contributing to this particular issue and I would expect things to improve there once they are removed as long as you practice good hygiene. I can't speak to the staining issue at all.
  3. kdc246

    kdc246 5-Year Member

    Apr 20, 2011
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    DD had these white stains as well. Though her braces had been removed long before the DoDMERB exam. They were not disqualifying.

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