The statistics from oral cancer have not changed for over 40 years – every hour of the day, one American dies from oral cancer. We are excited to tell you that there is a method to easily detect the problem – Oral ID™. This FDA-approved screening system will identify abnormal tissue in the oral cavity. This is essential to early and successful treatment of the tissue. It is a simple and easy procedure that makes the problem areas visible with a specially designed light. This important exam is available to all patients and could save your life!
The Piezo Scaler™ is an advanced device that easily removes plaque and calculus, even in deep pockets of the gumline. With high-frequency vibrations, the cleaning process is faster than with the scaling hand tool. There is less discomfort during the process and afterward, and the Piezo Scaler cleans your teeth like you've never had before!
The jaw actually plays a role in supporting bodily power and strength. The correct alignment of the jaw adds to performance at your maximum capability. We are very pleased to offer UnderArmour ArmourBite Mouthguard™. Over 40 years of research development has produced a mouthguard that utilizes neuromuscular dentistry to give the extra edge that makes a difference in your training and performance. It increases endurance, strength, power, and better balance. Let us put ArmourBite on your team!
Some of the instruments we use are single-use, so they are discarded after treatment. Tools that are re-used are sterilized in an autoclave to make them safe for use in the next treatment. This unit is monitored by an outside lab to ensure they meet the required standards. We take all precautions to maintain the highest level of safety for your health and never take any risks.
You will be pleased to know we use state-of-the-art digital technology for X-rays, which means 90% less radiation than traditional X-rays. We can also take a panoramic image of your mouth and jaw structures. There is no waiting time for development, and no harmful chemicals used in the process. We simply place a digital sensor in your mouth, and the image is clear and defining of decay or other concerns of your teeth and gums.
Dr. Ushma Patel works with each patient to form a bond of teamwork. The
intra-oral miniature video camera allows you to have a clear, magnified
image of the interior of your mouth. This easily lets you view the areas of
your teeth that have problems so you can make informed decisions about
necessary treatment. Patients have been very pleased to work together with
Dr. Patel for their best oral health.
When you are considering cosmetic changes, SNAP™ Dental Imaging lets you see your new smile before any work begins so you can move forward with confidence. We take a digital photo of your smile, and then Dr. Patel creates the simulation of your new smile that can be achieved with a variety of techniques, such as veneers or whitening. Within five minutes, the computer makes the transition and displays the side-by-side images of your current smile and your desired smile. What could be easier than that?
Xylitol occurs naturally in fruits and vegetables, and our bodies even
produce an estimated 5 to 10 grams each day. Research has found it to be
very effective in combating tooth decay due to foods high in sugars and
starches. Twenty-five years of clinical research has demonstrated that
xylitol is the superior choice for a sweetener that will keep teeth healthy.
Xylitol is now used in chewing gum, dental products, candy, and various tablets. It has been widely endorsed by European dental associations for its use in consumer products and foods. Research has also found that it works well for allergy sufferers. It comes as a nasal spray and provides better respiratory health. We encourage our patients to use products containing xylitol for better dental care and allergy relief.
Nothing beats an easier, more comfortable dental visit. If you have questions about the latest dental technology, give us a call today at (770) 623-8750.