Our modern office utilizes the latest in dental technologies, which includes:
– Low Radiation Digital X-rays
– Top-of-the Line Sterilization
– Advanced Dental Software
– Composite Tooth-Colored Fillings
– Isodry Isolation Mouthpieces
At our office we use the latest all digital radiography to achieve the highest quality diagnostic imaging and to reduce radiation exposure. All digital radiography can reduce the amount of radiation exposure up to 80% compared to traditional film.
The radiation exposure from standard digital dental x-rays is very minimal. One bitewing x-ray (the standard x-ray to check for cavities between the back teeth) is approximately 0.001 mSv of radiation. To put this into perspective, a 3.5 hour plane ride is estimated to expose an individual to ~0.01 mSv of radiation or 10 times the amount of a bitewing xray. A standard medical chest x-ray is ~0.1mSv, or 100 times the exposure of a bitewing and a chest CT scan is ~7 mSv, or 7000 times the exposure. In one year the average American is exposed to approximately 3.1 mSv in background radiation from the sun and other sources. To put that statistic into perspective, the average bitewing x-ray is approximately one 3000th of your annual natural exposure.
Our top of the line sterilization equipment ensures the proper cleansing of all instruments used in our office. Pictures of our sterilization center can be found under the Office Tour tab on the home page.
Advanced Dental Software
Our advanced dental software gives us excellent diagnostic capabilities when viewing radiography. The software in combination with our all digital x-rays provides high resolution imaging that allows for increased accuracy and earlier diagnoses of decay.
At our office we use only tooth colored mercury free fillings. Although there have been no scientific studies showing a causal relationship between amalgam fillings (the silver metal fillings containing mercury) and any health ailments, we believe that a mercury free mouth is always best. Other advantages of composite fillings include improved esthetics and chemical adhesion that allows the dentist to be more conservative when removing decayed tooth structure.
Isodry Isolation Mouthpieces
The patented Isodry mouthpieces we now use in our office are one of the most exceptional advances in dentistry of the 21st century. The Isodry mouthpieces allow for increased comfort and safety for the patient as well as a superior working environment for the provider. The mouthpiece retracts the tongue and soft tissues, shielding them from injury by the dentist’s instruments and providing a clear, isolated visual field. Aside from retracting soft tissues it also acts as a bite block to prevent jaw fatigue as well as a full service suction to prevent saliva contamination. As the slogan in the dental world goes…better isolation equals better dentistry!