Digital x-rays to examine your teeth use digital x-ray sensors instead of traditional photographic film and are probably the most important advance in x-ray technology of the last decade. Digital sensors receive x-rays then transfer the images to a computer where they can be viewed and manipulated like any other digital image.
This kind of x-ray offers many advantages over traditional x-rays for dentists and patients:
- Less radiation exposure is needed to create images of similar contrast
- Images are ready more quickly, often in just minutes
- Images can be enhanced and zoomed in on for better diagnostics and easier explanation
- Images can be shared electronically allowing for simpler referrals, sharing with other health providers, and insurance claims
All of these contribute to better care offered by the professionals at our office.
ViziLite Plus with TBlue is the leading oral cancer screening system available. It was developed to help oral healthcare professionals find, mark, and monitor suspected precancerous cells and cancer that may be difficult to see during a regular visual exam. The screening takes only 90 seconds to perform.
Oral cancer is a serious, sometimes life-threatening, illness that can go unnoticed before it has progressed to later stages. A quarter of all oral cancer patients have no lifestyle risk factors such as smoking. As with any cancer, early detection is key. When oral cancer is found early the treatment is less invasive and outcomes are far better.
See your dentist or another oral healthcare provider regularly and request oral cancer screening, particularly if you are a tobacco user, heavy drinker or have been exposed to HPV, all of which are considered risk factors.
Under Armour Mouthwear
Athletes need extra protection for their teeth. Especially in rough contact sports like football or wrestling, teeth stand a good chance of being cracked or knocked out of alignment if safety precautions aren’t taken. Traditional mouthguards do a good job of protecting teeth, but only Under Armour Performance Mouthwear delivers this protection plus enhanced performance. There’s a good reason that Under Armour is recommended by dentists and professional trainers alike.
Available only through your dentist, Under Armour Performance Mouthwear consists of small, custom-fit mouthpieces with a patented wedge that repositions an athlete’s clenched jaw. Studies show that wearing an Under Armour mouthpiece has measurable benefits including:
- Increased strength
- Increased endurance
- Faster reaction times
- Reduced athletic stress
- Reduced impact
Your teeth deserve the protection afforded by Under Armour Mouthwear, and we guarantee you’ll see improvement in your athletic performance. Call now and schedule your complimentary consultation.
CEREC is short for CEramic REConstruction where “Computer Aided Design” or CAD helps create impressions in a short time and produces a precisely-fitted filling so patients’ stay is short.
Not only is CEREC’s convenience a major benefit, but so too are its speed and affordability. With one trip for all your teeth restoration needs – including crowns or even inlays/onlays – you can get everything taken care of in just a couple of visits.
The advantage this has over traditional impressions is its precision. CEREC is a great way to get your teeth restored because it uses compressed ceramic materials that can withstand average chewing. This means the durability of these restorations are longer than traditional methods, and they also have better color matching with natural tooth enamel – making them next to impossible to notice.
For more information about our advanced technology, please contact our office and our friendly team will be happy to answer your questions!