Laser Dentistry — No Shots or Drills!
It may be hard to imagine, but now you can have your
fillings put in without needles or drills, and the entire procedure is
painless. At our practice we now use the latest laser technology call the
WaterLase™. This laser is used for both gums and teeth. Previously, lasers
were only for whitening and gum problems. This new dental technology
breakthrough makes most treatments much more comfortable.
by having the water rather than the teeth absorb the energy from the
laser. These tiny droplets of water will remove all the decay, and in many
procedures replace the use of the dentist's drill. And there is no need
for a shot, because there is no pain with this advanced technique.
What is Xylitol and What Does it Have to Do with Reducing Cavities?
In our practice we encourage patients to use Xylitol
products. What is Xylitol? It is a natural substance that our own bodies
generate - 5 to 10 grams each day. It is also found in fruits and
vegetables. It has been proven to be very effective in preventing tooth
decay, from eating foods that contain Xylitol rather than foods high in
processed sugars and starches. With over 25 years of testing, Xylitol is
now acclaimed as the best sweetener to help preserve teeth. Many countries
in Europe strongly endorse its use in food or dental products such as
chewing gum, toothpaste, mouthwash, and candy. It also is effective for
allergies and is available in a nasal spray for these symptoms.
Ask us more about Xylitol! If you want fewer cavities and better
respiratory health, you will want to hear more about this amazing
sweetener. It is the number one choice for sweetening foods and dental
are proud to be one of the first practices in our area to use PreXion3D
Eclipse™ 3D cone beam CT digital imaging technology. Think of this as a
three dimensional X-ray that is FAR more accurate than traditional X-rays,
takes much less time and does all this with much less radiation exposure.
A great advantage of using ultra cone beam images when diagnosing
patients and evaluating treatment options is the dentist's ability to
clearly see the patient's anatomy in 3D, instead of flat, two-dimensional
images. This leads to much greater accuracy for all dental treatment,
especially implant placement and any oral surgeries. The cone beam also
allows the doctors to view vital nerves and arteries when extracting
Avoid Dental Trauma During Athletics
Each year in the United States alone, nearly 5 million
teeth are lost due to traumatic injuries during sports. With a custom-made
mouthguard, these losses can be minimized. The mouthguards found in stores
are not sufficient protection and interfere with proper breathing during
exertion. However, a mouthguard that exactly fits your teeth protects the
best and lets you breathe normally. We offer this device to reduce the
effect of any trauma on your mouth.
The American Dental
Association has made the recommendation of custom mouthguards for these
Acrobatics, basketball, boxing, field hockey, football,
gymnastics, handball, ice hockey, lacrosse, martial arts, racquetball,
roller hockey, rugby, shotputting, skateboarding, skiing, skydiving,
soccer, squash, surfing, volleyball, water polo, weight lifting,
Digital X-Rays Reduce Radiation by up to 75%
With digital X-rays there is no waiting time to view the
image of your teeth. It is quick and easy with a digital sensor inserted
in your mouth, and the X-ray is ready for viewing on our computer screen.
It is just that fast! With just one picture, we get a panoramic shot of
your upper and lower jaws. Digital images have 75% less radiation than
nondigital. As there are no chemicals used, there is no pollution to the
Nothing beats an easier, more comfortable dental visit. If you have
questions about the latest dental technology, give us a call today at