Our equipment is state of the art-digital x-rays, which reduces patient exposure by 90%. Our office follows American Dental Association guidelines as to the frequency of radiographs.
Preventive Dental Treatment & Education
As its name suggests, preventive dentistry is intended to prevent dental problems and related health conditions before they start. The health of your mouth is vital to the health of your entire body. Gum disease has been linked to heart disease, stroke, diabetes, low birth weight and other health problems. Healthy teeth are less likely to need extensive and pricey dental procedures. You can keep your teeth and yourself healthy by brushing and flossing every day as well as getting regular dental exams.
Vizilite® Oral Cancer Screening
An annual ViziLite® exam, a painless and non-invasive technology, in combination with regular dental check-ups, provides an expanded oral screening procedure for patients with an increased risk for oral cancer. Please visit the ViziLite® website for additional information.
Mercury-Free & Metal Free Restorations
Metal alloys commonly used have the potential to create small electro-magnetic fields in the mouth which can interfere with some of the normal electrical processes that occur each second in the body. In effect, these materials give rise to small electrical currents (Oral Galvanism) which may have mild or severe consequences for the patient. Common complaints include: metallic taste in the mouth, burning tongue, and accelerated corrosion of other metal restorations.
Advances in ceramic (porcelain) and composite-resin technologies have provided us with the ability to restore broken or missing teeth WITHOUT the use of metals. Their strength and durability are now comparable to the metals which they replace. These bio-compatible materials do not react, or interact, with other materials already present in the mouth.
Non-Surgical Periodontal (Gum) Treatment
Periodontal health should be achieved in the least invasive and most cost-effective manner. This is often accomplished through non-surgical periodontal treatment, including scaling and root planing (a careful cleaning of the root surfaces to remove plaque and calculus [tartar] from deep periodontal pockets and to smooth the tooth root to remove bacterial toxins). Sometimes, there is also a need for adjunctive therapy, such as local delivery antimicrobials and host modulation. This is determined on a case-by-case basis.
Most periodontists would agree that after scaling and root planing, many patients do not require any further active treatment, including surgical therapy. However, the majority of patients will require ongoing maintenance therapy to sustain health. Non-surgical therapy does have its limitations, however, and when it does not achieve periodontal health, surgery may be indicated to restore periodontal anatomy damaged by periodontal diseases and to facilitate oral hygiene practices.
Advanced Cosmetic Dentistry
More information about Advanced Cosmetic Dentistry coming soon.
Biocompatible Smile Makeovers
Biocompatible smile-makeovers are our specialty! All phases of cosmetic dentistry are available. These include: tooth-colored fillings, metal-free caps (crowns) and bridges, tooth whitening, and laminate veneers.
Our office offers professional teeth whitening with Zoom2!®.
Zoom2!® is an improved version of the ZOOM!® in-office tooth whitening system. Zoom2!® offers the same safe, effective and fast brightening in a single office visit, with the added benefit of even greater whitening power and less tooth sensitivity. Zoom2!® is fast and powerful, brightening teeth by up to eight shades in just 45 minutes with no trays or strips.
Zoom2!® is done in the office during a single visit. At your appointment we apply a gentle, hydrogen peroxide-based whitening gel to your teeth. The gel is then exposed to a special high-intensity light. After the treatment, your teeth will be up to eight or ten shades whiter.
Dentist-supervised whitening is one of the safest and most conservative cosmetic dental treatments available. The most common side effect is an increased tooth sensitivity to cold for 1-3 days after treatment.
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