We are committed to continuously improving access to our goods and services by individuals with disabilities. This website is currently being updated to enhance the usability and experience for persons with disabilities. If you are unable to use any aspect of this website because of a disability, please call 978.635.9995 and we will provide you with prompt personalized assistance.

Handa_AboutUs_Watermark Handa_AboutUs_Main

The Oral Health Dangers of Brass and Woodwind

By: rattihanda on May 18th, 2016

Playing a musical instrument is a great hobby and skill for a child to have. This hobby is not as harmless as it may seem, however. Researches have found that a variety of bacteria, molds and yeasts on various locations and chambers of woodwind and brass instruments.

These bacteria and molds can cause infections around the mouth and contribute to the development of asthma. Some of the bacteria the researches found were even resistant to many of the antibiotics available to general practitioners.

This makes it extremely important to safely disinfect the instruments after each use. It’s important that not only the mouthpiece be cleaned, but other parts of the instrument as well, since the bacteria and molds were found throughout the instruments.

Source

  © RATTI HANDA, DMD. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. DISCLAIMER
Request an Appointment
To book an appointment, feel free to call us at 978.635.9995 or complete the form below.
 

Terms and Conditions

Here at Ratti Handa, we work diligently to protect our patient's rights and privacy. Requesting an appointment via our Internet portal is considered part of what HIPAA has identified as electronically protected information (ePHI). Unfortunately, despite the best efforts we make or take, there are people or entities that may attempt to intercept the data you transmit to us. By checking the box, and electronically making an appointment, you understand that you are making an appointment over the internet and that Ratti Handa will keep this information confidential but cannot guarantee that others, outside of our practice, may not illegally intercept this communication. As a result of continuing, you are sending this transmission and accepting the inherent risk(s) associated with making this request for an appointment. As an alternative, you are always welcome to contact our office via telephone to schedule your appointment.

Disclaimer

The information presented here is not intended or implied to be medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. It should be used for informational purposes only.