Oral Cancer – Are You at Risk?
Oral cancer is more prevalent than you may think. Statistics have shown that one American dies each hour from oral cancer. This staggering fact has remained that same for 40 years! With VELscope™ there is a 90% cure rate when abnormalities in the mouth are found in the early stages. It is a light specifically designed for this type of screening. Any unusual tissue is identified easily, and it is a quick and painless exam. This screening could save your life!
Defeat Gum Disease Painlessly
Contrary to popular belief, most teeth are lost due to gum disease, not decay! We use a powerful antibiotic that will return infected gums to a state of health. ARESTIN™ is a powder that is applied directly to the gums to kill all the bacteria. These tiny microspheres are invisible and time-released to continue to work effectively to fight the infection. Not only is it effective, it’s also painless!
Our doctors want you to be a part of all your dental decisions. They use a high-tech tool, the intra-oral camera, to let you see for yourself what teeth need work and which ones are just fine. This amazing miniature video camera takes a clear and close-up image of the interior of your mouth. You will be impressed with this ability and feel confident with every decision.
We use state-of-the-art digital technology for X-rays. The process produces three-quarters less radiation than the old X-rays, and the images are immediately available for viewing on our computer screen. There is no waiting time for an X-ray to develop and there are no polluting chemicals used in the process.
Your good health is very important to us. We want you to know that we never take any risks with the instruments we use in any procedure. We use either single-use tools, or place reusable instruments in an autoclave. This unit sterilizes them according to the highest standards and is monitored by an independent lab for your safety.
Worried about Knocking
Out a Tooth?
Approximately 5 million teeth are lost each year due to injury and trauma from sports. That’s just in the United States! There are many kinds of sports that can be dangerous if a proper mouthguard is not worn. Many one-size-fits-all mouthguards bought over the counter don’t fit properly and can interfere with breathing. But a custom-made mouthguard will protect and fit properly for the best athletic performance.
The American Dental Association recommends wearing a custom mouthguard for these sports: acrobatics, basketball, boxing, football, ice hockey, field hockey, gymnastics, handball, lacrosse, martial arts, racquetball, shotputting, roller hockey, rugby, skateboarding, skiing, skydiving, water polo, soccer, squash, surfing, volleyball, wrestling, and weight lifting.