Dental Tips Blog

Aug
29

Advances in Modern Dentistry – Are You Making the Most of Them?

Today’s dentistry is worlds away from what it used to be.

Go back a few centuries and dentistry was a side job you might ask your barber to help you out with. Dental care has evolved into multiple specialty practices and the technology only gets better with each passing year.

See how many of the following current and developing practices in dentistry you’ve heard of.

Digital scanning allows your dentist to fit you for a crown or bridge with zero messy dental impressions.

Taking photos of your teeth is a whole other story thanks to intraoral cameras and digital x-rays.

Interested in taking a whole-body-approach to your dental care? Odds are good that there’s a holistic dental practitioner near you.

Laser cavity detection makes it easier for your dentist to find decay before you even notice it.

With oral cancer-detecting lights, you can always have peace of mind from knowing that risk won’t catch you off-guard.

Wouldn’t dentistry be so much easier if you could get needle-free injections? Well, you’ll be happy to hear that’s now a thing!

Nearly all dental offices can help you sleep through dental treatment with the right sedative techniques.

Restorations are stronger, made faster, and are more conservative thanks to chairside fabrication equipment and the advent of 3D printing.

How about that sleep apnea problem you have? Are you looking for relief from TMJ pain? You might be surprised to learn that your dentist has expanded education and experience to address those concerns.

Don’t let unfounded fear or negative past experiences hold you back from enjoying the dentistry of today! Contact your local dental office for an appointment.

Posted on behalf of:
Soft Touch Dentistry
1214 Paragon Dr
O’Fallon, IL 62269
(618) 622-5050

Apr
30

How Hi-Tech Dentistry is Changing Patient Care

It may seem like you’re spending less time at your dental appointments, but that doesn’t mean you’re getting less than adequate treatment. In fact, you’re getting better dental care than ever before, thanks to technological advancements that aid in earlier disease diagnosis and patient care.

Digital Decay Detection

Cavities start out extremely small. They must reach a certain size before they are detectable during a clinical exam or even on an x-ray. With digital detection, a laser measures the density of the tooth structure and can identify areas of compromised tooth enamel before a larger cavity is present. This keeps treatment less invasive, affordable, and even more comfortable! 

Soft Tissue Lasers

Thanks to soft tissue lasers, it’s easier and faster to treat conditions like gum disease, ulcers and cold sores. Lasers prevent the need for surgical therapies, stitches and provide nearly instant results. 

Digital X-rays

Eliminating chemical processing and excess lead waste, digital x-rays also offer patients an up-close and personal view of their oral health. Enlarged images make it easier to discuss needs and concerns with your dentist, co-planning your care throughout the whole process. Switching from traditional x-rays to digital radiographs can shave several minutes off of the most routine dental appointment. 

Advanced Oral Cancer Screening

Abnormal tissues may not always be visible inside of your mouth. Advanced oral cancer screening kits can help your dentist catch problems before they have a chance to develop into something even scarier.

These examples are just the tip of the iceberg. They don’t even include tooth replacement therapies like dental implants. If it’s been a few years since you last saw the dentist, you might be in for a surprise!

Posted on behalf of:
Gold Hill Dentistry
2848 Pleasant Road #104
Fort Mill, York County, South Carolina 29708
(803) 566-8055

 

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