Use of a intraoral scanner in the dental practice


Invention of intraoral scanners in dentistry has created a revolution in diagnosis and treatment of patients. In the past 10 years technology has improved tremendously and intraoral scanners became the new normal in fabrication of impressions, creating clear aligners for orthodontics, fabrication of occlusal mouthguards, capturing relationship between the jaws etc.

Our patients have the opportunity and privilege to enjoy the use of Itero intraoral scanner and the feedback has been fantastic. “Wow!”, “Cool!”, “This is better than gooey stuff…” – were just some of the comments our patient had upon experiencing ease of use and results of scans done of their teeth.

We are hopeful that technology will improve even further and completely eliminate the need for traditional impression fabrication, pouring of the models in plaster etc. As of now we still find that the use of traditional impressions for certain clinical indications still exists, however time will tell for how […]

Oral rinse to win the battle with mouth ulcers


When you come to see our dental hygienists you don`t get just a cleaning. Your care is customized to your specific needs.

If you suffer from canker sores or mouth ulcers or if you have mild oral tissue inflammation from wearing dentures or orthodontic retainers or brackets your gum tissues might be red and sore. Well, our dental hygienists will recommend an oral rinse that will help you to resolve the issue. One of the products you might explore is an over the counter product that can aid in healing process of your gum tissues.

It is called Peroxyl  – made by Colgate corporation.  An oral rinse containing 1.5% hydrogen peroxide. It is designed to be used for temporary relief of oral discomfort and for healing of oral ulcers with a pleasantly mild flavor. We have found that among other products it is a difference maker for your oral health. If you […]

Education of Dental Professionals


In our office different levels of dental professionals are practicing dentistry. All dental professionals must be licensed by the state in which they are providing care. To be eligible for licensure, dentists, dental hygienists and expanded function dental assistants (EFDA) must graduate from a dental school or vocational school that’s accredited by the American Dental Association’s (ADA) Commission on Dental Accreditation. They must also continuously attend educational meetings and stay current with the most recent developments in the profession.

Dentists: Dental students can obtain either a Doctorate of Dental Medicine (DMD) or Doctorate of Dental Surgery (DDS). DMD and DDS are equivalent degrees, and both programs consist of the similar four-year curricula. The first two years are comprised of fundamental sciences and pre-clinical instruction in classrooms and laboratories. In the final two years, students gain hands-on experience in dental clinics, treating patients under the direction of skilled dentists and teachers. In […]

Premedication Before Dental Appointments

2018-10-04T21:03:24-04:00General, Oral Health|

Many patients are advised that they should taking antibiotics prior to undergoing certain dental appointments – to premedicate themselves. What is premedication? Premedication is a preventative step of taking antibiotics before dental procedures that can cause gum or bone bleeding such as a cleaning, extraction, root canal, deep cleaning, etc. Why do medical and dental professionals suggest this extra step?

We all have bacteria in our mouths which can enter the bloodstream through exposed areas of our oral mucosa during dental procedures. Our bodies are mostly a bacteria-free zone, although there are certain areas within the body that contain bacteria such as the mouth, intestines and surface of the skin. These areas are all protected by a layer of epithelial cells which form a protective barrier to keep the bacteria from entering the bloodstream. During a dental cleaning or other dental procedure, the protective lining may be disturbed and can provide […]

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