Technology

Rota-Dent Toothbrushes

Good oral hygiene starts in the home, which is why we recommend the Rota-Dent toothbrush from Zila. The Rota-Dent toothbrush can remove plaque from your teeth twice as fast as a manual toothbrush and can reduce plaque by 92 percent in only one minute. With patented microfilament brush tips, this toothbrush can reach places where a manual brush can't, such as underneath the gum line and in-between teeth. The Rota-Dent toothbrush is perfect for patients who have had restorative and cosmetic dental work or are undergoing orthodontic treatment, as well as patients looking to enhance their personal oral hygiene regimen.

Digital Photography

We are proud to utilize the latest technology available to ensure our patients enjoy the best results. We use high-resolution digital photography to capture detailed images of your mouth, thus enabling us to maintain sharp, accurate records and keep you thoroughly informed of your treatment progress.

Through digital photography we can project an image of your tooth onto the computer monitor. When we do a cleaning and exam, we will go through the photos, so you can see the problem in a magnified version and how we can correct the issue. It allows us to show patients what we are seeing when we are suggesting treatment.

Digital photography can also help us identify problems that may not be detected by the general means of examination, including cracks in your fillings or fractured teeth.

Air Abrasion

Many patients' fear of the dentist stems from the drill used to treat tooth decay. In our office, we use the gentle process known as air abrasion. This decay-removing process is virtually pain-free as the dentist can control the speed of the spray of air/powder mix as well as the intensity. There is generally no need for shots with this technology. It's also free of the noise and vibration associated with the old drill. Air abrasion can be used on fillings that are on the surface of the tooth that haven't gotten too deep, so early detection is the key.

When the decay is removed, the dentist places a white filling that is barely noticeable! The process allows us to treat the decay immediately and restore your tooth before more damage can be done. Air abrasion can also repair fractured teeth, old fillings, sealants or broken restorations.

Digital X-Rays

We offer one of the latest technological advances in dentistry with digital radiography, also known as digital X-rays. A wireless sensor is placed in the mouth, and a computer generates an image in 30 seconds as opposed to the general 4-6 minute wait time for images taken on dental film. These X-rays can also be enhanced on the computer and enlarged.

Not only are they friendly to the environment, they are much safer than traditional X-rays. Digital radiographs reduce a patient's radiation exposure by 90 percent!