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The Importance of Technology in Dentistry
Technology in general is accelerating by leaps and bounds, and the technology involved in dentistry is no different. However, it’s important to recognize that technology does not mean anything without the expertise to go with it. What makes the biggest difference in modern dentistry is not only state-of-the-art equipment, but the knowledge of how to use that equipment to give…Continue reading
What the Cone Beam Scanning Process Means for You
If you’re looking far the latest technology for dental and oral diagnostics, a cone beam CT scan is the most advanced procedure there is. Making the right choices in dentistry first depends on knowing exactly what sort of situation we’re dealing with, and with equipment like the PreXion 3D Cone Beam CT, within seconds we can see everything that’s going…Continue reading
Introducing PreXion 3D Cone Beam CT
Everything we do revolves around providing exceptional dentistry to our patients. Now, with PreXion 3D imaging, our patients can actually see the bone structure of their mouths. This technology allows us to determine the exact position and condition of each tooth, root structure, and the jaw – in 3D! The image can be rotated, circled, and viewed from within and…Continue reading
Continuous Assessments and Treatment Are the Key to Maintaining Oral Health
In our hygiene department we assess, treat and impact our patients every time we see them. Our assessments include but are not limited to: • Radiographs • Visual Inspection, smiles, carries, saliva flow, health history reviews • Oral DNA, and other tests, or periodontal risk assessments • Routine oral prophylaxis and periodontal maintenance visits. • Cambra We always look for…Continue reading
All Porcelain Crowns- We’ve Come a Long Way!
For those of you who have had the joy of extensive dental work, you are familiar with what a crown looks like. They are essentially caps that are placed over your teeth and are a sort of “last resort” for a tooth that has too much damage for a normal filling to fix. In your father’s day, technology was such…Continue reading
Dentistry Innovation Has Come a Long Way!
Many people fear their semi-yearly trips to the dentist. The prospect of a cavity and the dreaded reality of a filling weigh heavily on many minds. Add in the possible need for a crown or veneer to repair damaged teeth, the dental visit quickly goes to the bottom of the “to do” list. Thankfully, innovation in dentistry has made tooth…Continue reading
Are you too busy for two dental visits?
Technology today is changing our everyday lives. Many people, however, aren’t aware that technology also is impacting dentistry in new and exciting ways. Cutting-edge innovations in dental instruments are requiring less time in the dental chair, causing less discomfort and creating satisfying results. One breakthrough instrument, called CEREC®, allows dentists to quickly restore damaged teeth with natural-colored ceramic fillings, saving…Continue reading
Now We Can Prevent Tooth Decay with MI (minimally invasive) Paste!
There has been a paradigm shift in the way we treat dental decay. In the past, we only treated the symptoms of decay (a cavity) but not the cause. With MI paste, we can do both! The cause of decay is the bacteria in acidic saliva. Several things can promote a low ph in the saliva, diet being the most…Continue reading
The Latest Innovations and Technology for Early Detection of Disease
The Surgeon General Report, Oral Health in America: A Report of the Surgeon General, notes that “a person is not healthy without good oral health” Absolutely. That is why we ensure that our patients have healthy mouths. We also take advantage of the latest innovations and technological advancements to detect and enable early treatment of a variety of health threats.…Continue reading
Ryesmilesforlife Hygiene Department Soars to New Heights!
I am pleased to announce that both Annie and Lou were selected to participate in the prestigious JP Institute’s Registered Dental Hygienist Mastership program in San Diego. The JP Institute’s rigorous interactive hands-on Mastership curriculum embraces research and technological advances to go beyond the concepts of conventional dental care to achieve excellence. Beyond treating disease, the JP Institute teaches the…Continue reading