Lasers in Dentistry

How Do Lasers Work in Dentistry? All lasers work by delivering energy in the form of light. When used for surgical and dental procedures, the laser acts as a cutting instrument or a vaporizer of tissue that it comes in contact with. When used in teeth-whitening procedures, the laser acts as a heat source and Read More …

Are X-rays Dangerous?

Our practice utilizes radiographs (x-rays) to help take care of your teeth. X-rays are an important diagnostic tool that helps doctors detect damage, disease, and decay that are not visible on physical exam. Dental x-rays can show: areas of decay between teeth and underneath fillings, abscesses or cysts, bone loss due to gum disease, growth Read More …

Preventive Dentistry

After working in a dental office the last two years I’ve come to notice that there are quite a few patients that only visit their dentist when something is bothering them. Despite some opinions, as a dental staff member we are here to help keep you healthy, and the best way to do that is Read More …

Protect Your Smile While You Play

Before you hit the field, court, or trail this season, protect your smile with a mouthguard. A mouthguard is a flexible plastic appliance that is worn during athletic or recreational activity to protect the mouth from injury.  Mouthguards can prevent serious injuries like concussions, brain hemorrhages, jaw fractures, and neck injuries by helping avoid situations Read More …

Laser Technology in the Dental Office

Dental lasers are a safe and gentle alternative to traditional dental drills. They are minimally invasive and have multiple uses in practice: Remove decay within a tooth and prepare the surrounding area for receipt of a filling Reshape gums and tissue Remove tissue samples (also called a biopsy) for examination by a pathologist Speed up Read More …

Did You Know?

Did you know we perform oral cancer screening? Visually Enhanced Lesion Scope (or VELscope), is a specialized optical device that allows us to visualize tissue abnormalities that may indicate a developing oral cancer.  It’s an easy, non-invasive test that may just save your life!  Want to know more?  Ask us today how you can benefit Read More …