One thing remains true when it comes to dental care: it’s important to find a dentist you trust to maintain and preserve your oral health. Another vital key to successful oral health is finding a dentist that is keeping abreast of the ever changing world of dentistry. The future of dentistry is not only more comprehensive than dentistry of the past; it’s more patient friendly than ever before.
There are a few “newer” procedures and options available for patients today that are quickly becoming the norm in the most reputable dental offices. Digital X-rays are environmentally friendly digital images that emit up to 90% less radiation than traditional film x-rays. Your dentist can view extremely accurate digital images instantly on a monitor while you’re sitting comfortably in your chair.
Laser cavity detection uses a laser scanner that can locate tooth decay that’s even hidden from x-rays, no that’s pretty awesome! Laser cavity detection finds decay before it spreads within your tooth. Catching problems early can prevent painful tooth discomfort or sensitivity before it begins. This advanced technology is helping patients achieve healthy smiles and preventing the need for fillings and other dental emergencies.
If you or a loved one suffers from dental anxiety or perhaps you are uneasy about certain dental procedures, ask your dentist if they use nitrous oxide or sedation dentistry. You don’t have to be worried about the dentist with the help of sedation dentistry.
Metal free fillings are natural looking white tooth restorations that contain no metal, but actually strengthen your teeth and enhance your smile. You don’t have to have a mouthful of silver fillings if you have cavity prone teeth! If your teeth are not as bright or white as they used to be, ask your dentist about professional teeth whitening. You can get brilliantly white teeth in the dentist office in about an hour.
Welcome to the future of dentistry, we hope you enjoy the ride!
Posted on behalf of Dr. Sarah Roberts, Crabapple Dental