New Implant Advancement Hopes to Lower Risk of Infection

By: KU Leuven, Oral Health Group

😀 New research has developed a dental implant that can gradually release drugs from a built-in reservoir which helps prevent and fight infections:

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A multidisciplinary team of researchers at KU Leuven (University of Leuven, Belgium) has developed a dental implant that gradually releases drugs from a built-in reservoir. This helps prevent and fight infections.

Our mouth contains many micro-organisms, including bacterial and fungal pathogens. On traditional dental implants, these pathogens can quickly form a so-called biofilm, which is resistant to antimicrobial drugs like antibiotics. As a result, these implants come with a significant risk of infections that may be difficult to treat.

KU Leuven researchers have now developed a new dental implant that reduces the risk of infections. “Our implant has a built-in reservoir underneath the crown of the tooth,” explains lead author Kaat De Cremer. “A cover screw makes it easy to fill this reservoir with antimicrobial drugs (see image 1). The implant is made of a porous composite material so that the drugs gradually diffuse from the reservoir to the outside of the implant, which is in direct contact with the bone cells (see image 2). As a result, the bacteria can no longer form a biofilm.”

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Can You Get Through This Post Without Wanting To Brush Your Teeth?

By: Kelly Oakes, BuzzFeed

😏 CHALLENGE: Try getting through this disturbing article without wanting to brush your teeth! The Oral Surgery DC Team

Here’s what your teeth look like up close and personal with a scanning electron microscope.

This is a calcium phosphate crystal, the stuff that makes up your tooth enamel.

Here’s some plaque forming bacteria, magnified 1000 times. It really likes to hang out on your teeth.

See: here’s the surface of a human tooth. Bacteria is coloured blue, red blood cells are red.

When you let the bacteria stick around, plaque starts to form.

Brushing can keep the plaque at bay. This is a single bristle from a used toothbrush.

And another.

Here’s the bristles of an interdental brush covered in plaque.

Some more of that lovely plaque-forming bacteria that forms on your teeth. Super cute and cuddly!

It just wants to be your friend.

 It just wants to be your friend.

Look away now if you’re squeamish. This is a tooth with a cavity.

And don’t forget about your gums. These are the bacteria that live in them.

Brb brushing my teeth.

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New material used in molar extraction sites optimizes bone regeneration and dental implant stability

By: Journal of Oral Implantology

đŸ€“Â [Good to know]: New material used in molar extraction sites optimizes bone regeneration & dental implant stability. Curious to learn more? The Oral Surgery DC Team

Journal of Oral Implantology – Dental surgery is a difficult, painful process no matter what the procedure, but having a tooth extracted and an implant put in months later can result in major complications. The longer you wait for the implant, the greater the likelihood that formation of scar tissue or shifting of teeth will occur to compensate for the loss of the extracted tooth; this can cause problems when it is time to insert the new implant.

Great advancements in dental surgery have been made to assist with bone and tissue regeneration so that when it is time to insert the implant, the extraction site has been stabilized and a graft performed to protect the integrity of the site. The article “Guided Bone Regeneration for Socket Preservation in Molar Extraction Sites: Histomorphometric and 3D Computerized Tomography Analysis” in the Journal of Oral Implantology introduces a new, more advanced method for this regeneration that prevents infection and maximizes bone regeneration.

The most commonly used treatment for post-extraction regeneration has been a combination of acellular dermis matrix (ADM), a type of bone regenerating material that uses cadaveric tissue with all of the cells removed, and different grafting procedures. However, there has been no solid histologic data or microscopic tissue samples to prove that this regeneration is working properly.

This case series examines a new ADM replacement material called decellularized dermis matrix (DDM) that, combined with mineralized bone grafts called mineralized cancellous bone allograft (MCAB), guides the regeneration of bone to allow for a more stable placement of the implant. This method has a higher regeneration percentage and supports a more stable future implant site than previous therapies.

Tissue samples were examined both microscopically and using 3D imaging. Valuable surgery preparation time was saved using DDM, which can be stored fully hydrated, and the material was easy to handle and adapted well to the shape of extraction-site defects. A minimum of 12 weeks post extraction, the study found that none of the molar extractions had developed infections. A loss of bone volume was also prevented, allowing for optimal implant placement and stability. These results demonstrate the value of DDM and MCAB in preparing molar extraction sites to support implant placement.

Full text of the article, “Guided Bone Regeneration for Socket Preservation in Molar Extraction Sites: Histomorphometric and 3D Computerized Tomography Analysis,” Journal of Oral Implantology, Vol. 39, No. 4, 2013, is available here.

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5 FOODS FOR HEALTHIER GUMS

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By: Listerine

🐼 Beyond just limiting the sugary sweets and harsh acidic foods in your diet, incorporate foods that are good for your gums, too! The Oral Surgery DC Team

Routine brushing, flossing, and rinsing keep your mouth in good health. And while you need these powerful weapons in your bacteria-fighting arsenal, you could always use reinforcement. Beyond limiting the sugary sweets and harsh acidic foods in your diet, there are foods that are good for your gums.

A Better Way to Add Flavor

Ginger root is considered a healing herb. With its anti-inflammatory properties, ginger promotes healthy tissue in your mouth.

Keep More Than the Doctor Away

Eating an apple can take a while. And that’s a good thing for your mouth. The munching action spurs a cleansing action that shakes up the plaque that clings to gums and teeth. Stock up on apples, but be sure to rinse with mouthwash afterward. Even healthy foods like apples can expose your mouth to acids.

Got Milk in Your Diet?

Milk and other dairy foods such as cheese and yogurt are not only packed with bone-fortifying calcium, but also with the protein casein, which research suggests reduce acid levels in the mouth. In addition, drinking milk can neutralize acids produced by plaque bacteria. Note: Drinking milk with cereal or dessert doesn’t have the same benefit as direct consumption after eating. No milk around? Eat a piece of cheese instead.

Load Up on Leafy Greens

It’s no secret that salad greens pack an all-around healthy punch, but they’re also especially successful at keeping mouths clean because they’re fiber-packed, meaning they require serious chewing to break down. The extra saliva produced by chewing neutralizes mouth bacteria. High-fiber, stringy foods like raw spinach, celery, and even cooked beans offer this benefit.

Zap Bacteria, Layer by Layer

The raw onion is a potent bacteria-fighting food. Yes, bad breath is the enemy. But that’s why sugarless gum and mouthwash were created. Onions have an antimicrobial ingredient that kills bacteria, and, according to one study, completely wipes out four bacteria strains that lead to gum disease and cavities. Sliver them and toss the strips in your salad, on your sandwich and burger or in soups and stews.

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A Year of Oral Health Guidance in Review

By David Cavano, Dental Health

Summer is here! Here’s some oral health guidance from the past year to help you understand what new information is available and which tried-and-true practices still stand. The Oral Surgery DC Team

Sometimes it is hard to keep up with all of the new guidance about our health. What we were told yesterday is healthy, is now unhealthy today. Here, I have distilled down some of the oral health guidance from the past year so you can understand what new information is available and which tried-and-true practices still stand.

Toss Teething Tablets

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has warned against the use of homeopathic teething tabs and drops that contain belladonna. An FDA Press Release instructed consumers not to use Hyland’s teething products and to dispose of any in their possession. Hyland’s Teething Tablets are manufactured to contain a small amount of belladonna, a substance that can cause serious harm at larger doses. FDA laboratory analysis has discovered that Hyland’s Teething Tablets contain inconsistent amounts of belladonna.

Safe teething relief strategies to try: Gently massage areas near erupting teeth using a clean finger. Cool objects may provide relief, so consider chilled (not frozen) washcloths, a semi-frozen banana or a commercial teething ring. Make certain teething rings are of one-piece construction, free of painted surfaces, and sufficiently large to avoid choking.

Weigh the Risks and Benefits of General Anesthesia and Sedation Drug Use in Children

In January 2017, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) responded to the  FDA warning on general anesthesia and sedation drug use in children. This warning includes the possibility of developmental problems associated with the repeated or prolonged use of anesthetics in children younger than 3 years of age. The FDA advisory committee has been reporting about the concerns regarding anesthesia in young children since 2007 and aims to increase awareness in providers enabling the provision of education for families and subsequently informed consent.

Section and AAP Leadership worked together, along with several other societies, to form a response to this warning. These groups have reviewed recent controlled trials in humans as well as multiple epidemiological studies of large populations that demonstrate no developmental problems in children exposed to a single, short anesthetic or sedation. The response cautions parents and providers of the risks of delaying needed surgery and diagnostic procedures and suggests weighing the risks and benefits of each contemplated procedure.

Use Fluoride Toothpaste in Young Children

The AAP, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), and the American Dental Association (ADA) all agree that fluoride toothpaste should be used for all children, regardless of age. Upon arrival of the first primary tooth, parents should begin using a grain-of-rice sized amount of fluoridated toothpaste regardless of both water fluoride content and cavities risk status. Brushing is advised twice daily, ideally after a morning meal and always prior to bedtime.

Use Toothpaste to Deliver Fluoride, Not to Remove Plaque

December 2016 Journal of Clinical Periodontology. Toothpaste does not provide an added effect for the mechanical removal of dental plaque. However, toothpaste use should continue as it promotes oral health as a delivery system for fluoride and antimicrobials.

All Children Should Receive Fluoride Varnish Application

All children, regardless of risk may receive fluoride varnish applications in the primary care setting. The frequency of application is dependent upon the compliance with the use of a dental home as well as cavities-risk.

Recent studies published in the September 2016 Journal of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry continue to demonstrate the safety of fluoride varnish, concluding that biannual fluoride varnish application in preschoolers is not associated with the occurrence of any level of fluorosis in permanent maxillary incisors.

Drink Water with Fluoride

In 2017, community water fluoridation programs continue to be the most effective and affordable way to prevent dental caries in children and adults. Although there were no new recommendations this year, we must all continue to advocate for this practice and recommend that our patients and their families drink water with fluoride for cavity-protection.

While the above is not a comprehensive listing of all professional guidance around oral health, they may well be the most important messages to share during National Children’s Dental Health Month and throughout the year.

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Consider the Evidence: Fluoride For Healthy Futures

By: Mirissa D. Price, Huffington Contributor

[OPINION]: Fluoride represents a major step toward not just treatment, but also prevention in oral health. Fluoride for healthy futures! The Oral Surgery DC Team

On February 1, 2016, in the late hours of the night, my jaw fell to the floor. I just couldn’t believe what I was seeing: 

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And I truly hoped that none of the viewers would believe what they were seeing, either. Because it wasn’t based on evidence – not the kind prefaced by the word ‘science.’

And though a year has gone by since this Dr. Oz episode aired, I just couldn’t let the date pass without a call to action. To all readers, to all viewers, to you Ms. Brockovich, and you Dr. Oz, I don’t ask that you change your mind. Not necessarily. But I do ask that you read this statement drafted with a number of my HSDM 2019 DMD Candidate colleagues, and consider the evidence – the scientific evidence. Because, as a 2019 DMD Candidate at Harvard School of Dental Medicine and a future pediatric dentist, I care about your health today and in the future; I care about our communities’ health, and the health of our children, and I care that we make the right choices for everyone today. So, for just a moment, consider . . .

Harvard School of Dental Medicine practices dentistry under a philosophy of evidence-based medicine, providing patients with an up-to-date and research-based quality of care. Unfortunately, the antifluoridation segment on the Dr. Oz show on February 1, 2016, left much to be wanted regarding evidence-based care. In a one-sided depiction of Erin Brockovich’s anti-fluoridation rhetoric, this episode gravely misrepresented the strong foundation of research in support of community water fluoridation. In doing so, this episode not only threatened a public health measure supported by over one hundred health organizations, including the American Association of Public Health Dentistry and American Dental Association, but threatened the oral health and wellbeing of the most vulnerable communities in our nation.

Community water fluoridation took root in Grand Rapids, Michigan, in 1945. Soon, with a capacity to flow beyond the barriers to care dividing our society, community water fluoridation flourished as one of the greatest public health achievements of the twentieth century. Though only 37% of adults will actually visit a dentist in a given year, as of 2012, 200 million people in the United States received service from fluoridated water systems. These 200 million individuals thus had access to not only the remineralizing benefits of fluoride at the tooth surface and corresponding reduction in dental caries, but the associated increase in life satisfaction, employment success, and social confidence.

Unfortunately, Erin Brockovich, an environmental activist, misrepresented the impact of fluoride. She alluded to health risks of fluoride toxicity, citing the decreasing fluoride concentration in water from 1.2 to 0.7 mg/L as evidence of her claims. She further instilled fear in products vital to sustained oral health, including fluoridated toothpaste and natural foods. However, Ms. Brockovich failed to mention that the established safe fluoride levels are less than one-half the Maximum Concentration Limit, and all created within standards of the American Water Works Association and NSF International. Further, she fell short in factually supporting her claims of grandeur, misrepresenting the prevalence of dental fluorosis when this condition, in severe state, only presents in fewer than 1% of the population. The evidence in favor of fluoride is of such strength that even pediatricians are seeking to provide topical fluoride application in the pediatric medical home.

Fluoride represents a major step towards not just treatment but prevention in oral health. The use of fluoridated toothpaste and community water fluoridation has reduced the prevalence of dental caries from 90 to 30% among those age 12-17 years since the 1960s. Caries in adults have also seen significant decline since the introduction of community water fluoridation from 18 affected teeth on average among 35-44 year old adults in the 1960s to 10 affected teeth on average among 35-49 year olds in 1999-2004. As Americans are living longer, so, too, must our teeth, and scientific evidence overwhelmingly concurs that community water fluoridation is a vital component to sustaining our oral health and quality of life.

Thus, with respect for all voices and concern, the dental-medical community asks that the Dr. Oz Show and its viewers consider the scientific evidence in support of community water fluoridation as a strong and guiding voice of its own. Our choices today regarding community water fluoridation most certainly will affect the oral health and quality of life for our children tomorrow.

This statement was drafted as a collaboration of 2019 DMD Candidates at Harvard School of Dental Medicine as part of the Global and Public Health Curriculum, and does not represent an official response statement of HSDM.

Specific contribution is attributed to Jacquelyn Chou, 2019 DMD Candidate Harvard School of Dental Medicine; Justin Montenegro, 2019 DMD Candidate, Harvard School of Dental Medicine; Deepti Shroff, 2019 DMD Candidate, Harvard School of Dental Medicine; Edirin Sido, 2019 DMD Candidate, Harvard School of Dental Medicine; Mirissa D. Price, 2019 DMD Candidate, Harvard School of Dental Medicine; and additional 2019 DMD Candidates at Harvard School of Dental Medicine.

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The doctor said she would live in a nursing home, confined to a wheelchair, crippled by pain; that was thirteen years ago. Instead, Mirissa D. Price is a 2019 DMD candidate at Harvard School of Dental Medicine, spreading pain-free smiles, writing through her nights, and, once again, walking through her days.

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End of fillings in sight as scientists find Alzheimer’s drug makes teeth grow back

The days of fillings could be over after scientists find a drug stimulates stem cells in teeth

 

By Sarah Knapton, Telegraph❗ Fillings could be sent to the history books after scientists discovered that a drug, already in trials for Alzheimer’s patients, can encourage tooth regrowth and repair cavities! The Oral Surgery DC Team

Fillings could be consigned to history after scientists discovered that a drug already trialed in Alzheimer’s patients can encourage tooth regrowth and repair cavities.

Researchers at King’s College London found that the drug Tideglusib stimulates the stem cells contained in the pulp of teeth so that they generate new dentine – the mineralized material under the enamel.

Teeth already have the capability of regenerating dentine if the pulp inside the tooth becomes exposed through a trauma or infection, but can only naturally make a very thin layer, and not enough to fill the deep cavities caused by tooth decay.

An image showing repair after four weeks (left) and six weeks (right)

But Tideglusib switches off an enzyme called GSK-3 which prevents dentine from carrying on forming.

Scientists showed it is possible to soak a small biodegradable sponge with the drug and insert it into a cavity, where it triggers the growth of dentine and repairs the damage within six weeks.

The tiny sponges are made out of collagen so they melt away over time, leaving only the repaired tooth.

Professor Paul Sharpe, lead author of the study, of the Dental Institute, from King’s College London, said: “The simplicity of our approach makes it ideal as a clinical dental product for the natural treatment of large cavities, by providing both pulp protection and restoring dentine.

“In addition, using a drug that has already been tested in clinical trials for Alzheimer’s disease provides a real opportunity to get this dental treatment quickly into clinics.”

Currently, dentists use man-made cements or fillings, such as calcium and silicon-based products, to treat larger cavities and fill holes in teeth.

But this cement remains in the tooth and fails to disintegrate, meaning that the normal mineral level of the tooth is never completely restored.

However, the new technique could reduce the need for fillings of cements, which are prone to infection and often need replacing a number of times.

When fillings fail or infection occurs, dentists have to remove and fill an area that is larger than what is affected, and after multiple treatments the tooth may eventually need to be extracted.

Dr Nigel Carter, CEO of the Oral Health Foundation: “This is an extremely interesting and novel approach which shows great promise and we will look forward to it being translated into clinical application that could undoubtedly be a progressive step in the treatment of dental disease.

“While fillings have remained highly effective in repairing large cavities, they are susceptible to wear-and-tear and can occasionally be in need of repair and replacement. This presents problems as the dentist could have to remove and fill a larger area each time and after numerous treatments the tooth may then have to be extracted.

“Creating a more natural way for the tooth to repair itself could not only eliminate these issues, but also be a far less invasive treatment option for patients. With dental phobia still being very common, using a natural way to stimulate the renewal of dentine could be an especially comforting proposal for these groups, for which undergoing treatment can often be a cause great anxiety.”

The procedure has so far only been used in mouse teeth, but it was shown to ‘fill the whole injury site’.

And Tideglusib has already been shown to be safe in clinical trials of patients with Alzheimer’s disease so scientists say that the treatment could be fast-tracked into dental practices.

The research was published in the journal Scientific Reports.

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LATEST TECHNOLOGY MAKES DENTAL IMPLANTS EASIER FOR PATIENTS – AND SURGEONS

By Dental Asia

🎉 Good news!! The latest technology will make dental implants easier for patients and surgeons, which means no incisions, minimal discomfort and little disruption! The Oral Surgery DC Team

Dental implants have come a long way. New technology makes it possible to place these tooth root substitutes with no incisions, minimal discomfort, and little disruption to the patient’s life. The latest in dental implant coatings, nanostructured titanium, is even stronger and heals even faster than implants using conventional coatings.

An article in the current issue of the Journal of Oral Implantology reports on the use of this nanostructured titanium and techniques that can shorten the treatment time for a patient. These implants should also decrease the risk of implant failure and disease complications.

When patients need a dental implant, they naturally want their new tooth quickly and with as little pain as possible. Both can be achieved with the latest advances in implant technology. Guided surgery allows an implant to be placed quickly without incisions, and new implant materials let the surgeon set a crown on the implant straight away.

This case report used the latest technology to even greater effect. In this case, the patient needed an implant to replace a missing front tooth. The surgeon successfully combined model-guided surgery with immediate placement of a nanostructured titanium implant, a final abutment, and the tooth.

The nanostructured titanium integrates with the bone faster, is stronger, and is less susceptible to disease than conventional implant materials. The model-guided surgery is highly accurate yet less expensive than computer-based techniques. By using a thin acupuncture needle, the surgeon was able to create the model without anesthetizing the patient. By keeping the original root structure, the surgeon was able to lessen the risk of gum recession.

The combination resulted in a successful implant, without the receding gums often visible when an implant patient smiles. The flapless surgery involved less pain compared to incision-based techniques. The faster process reduced disruption in the patient’s eating and other daily living habits, and discomfort was minimal.

The author concluded that these types of implants have great promise and that nanostructured titanium is particularly appropriate for immediate placement of the implant and tooth. The author noted: “The patient was pleased with the aesthetic result, the improvement in function, and the ease of maintenance.”

Article From: http://www.dentalasia.net/en/news-archive/latest-technology-makes-dental-implants-easier-for-patients-and-surgeons/335

Busboys and Poets in Anacostia May Not Open Until 2018

Rendering of planned Busboys and Poets in Anacostia

by Nena Perry-Brown

Six months ago, construction began at the future site of the first Busboys and Poets restaurant east of the Anacostia River. However, it doesn’t look like the restaurant will open this year as originally planned.

The building at 2004-2010 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue SE (map) is currently being built out by nonprofit partner and landlord the Far Southeast Family Strengthening Collaborative; however, construction is running roughly three months behind schedule, owner-restaurateur Andy Shallal informed UrbanTurf last week.

2004-2010 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue SE

Work on the space that Busboys will occupy was supposed to begin in June once the Collaborative completed their work. Now, factoring in the delay, Shallal and his team likely won’t begin their work until September, at which time it would take an additional 4-5 months to deliver the restaurant. The delay and construction timeline puts an opening date closer to late December-February 2018.

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Top 10 New Technologies in Dentistry

By 123Dentist

Check out the top 10 new technologies in dentistry treatment: VLscope, digital X-Rays, invisalign, laser dentistry and more!http://buff.ly/2vcchbI

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The field of dentistry is constantly evolving and changing to best suit patient needs. 123Dentist is always on the lookout for new and emerging technology to make our patients’ experience as comfortable as possible. Here is just a few of the different technologies that 123Dentist practices use to ensure we provide world-class service to all our patients:

1. VELscope—VELscope is a special type of light that a dentist will shine in a patient’s mouth to detect any abnormalities. This new form of technology is effectively used to detect early forms of cancer or disease during an oral cancer screening.

2. Digital X-Rays—Digital X-rays are faster and contain less radiation than traditional X-rays. When a patient has a digital X-ray done, the image appears on the computer in a matter of seconds. Your dentist can then zoom into the image to better assess and educate the patient regarding their oral health. Digital X-rays are also less harmful for patients as they contain up to 90% less radiation compared to traditional X-rays.

3. Invisalign—Invisalign are clear, practically invisible braces that can gently straighten your teeth. They provide an effective and comfortable way to straighten your smile without the inconvenience of wearing heavy, metal braces. Invisalign braces are easy to take out for cleaning and don’t require a restriction on what type of foods to eat. They get the job done in less time with less hassle.

4. Laser Dentistry—Lasers are used to improve efficiency and eliminate discomfort in a number dental procedures, including filling cavities, reducing tooth sensitivity, getting rid of tumors, and whitening. Laser dentistry is fast, painless, and can effectively eliminate any form of bacteria during the procedure to avoid any further complications or problems.

5. Dental Implants—Dental implants are screw-replacements for the root portion of missing teeth. Implants are used to restore healthy smiles when patients have missing teeth. Implants are effective because they can replace missing teeth, while still giving the patient the feel and look of a natural tooth.

6. HealOzone—HealOzone is a fast, easy and painless way to eliminate tooth decay. HealOzone is effective because it contains ozone (O3), which is a common, natural gas that effectively kills bacteria and fungus. HealOzone is a great tool to detect and get rid of any early signs of tooth decay before it progresses to a more advanced stage.

7. DIAGNOdent— DIAGNOdent is a new, state of the art device that dentists use to detect cavities that are hiding in places regular x-rays can’t find. It ensures that your mouth has been thoroughly checked for early signs of cavities to avoid you having to spend more in the future if the cavities progress and expand.

8. Intraoral Camera—The intraoral camera is a tool that dentists use to gain precise and well-defined pictures of hard to see places within a patient’s mouth. The camera also allows dentist to show these images to patients while assessing and educating the patient’s needs. This new form of technology allows dentist to conduct a thorough checkup of your mouth and better assess their patient’s oral care needs.

9. Zoom! Whitening—Zoom! Whitening is a new, state of the art whitening treatment that gives our patients fast and easy results. In just one appointment, Zoom! Whitening can make a significant change in a person’s smile and can make their teeth up to eight shades whiter.

10. Nitrous Oxide and (Intravenous) IV Sedation—Nitrous oxide, also known as laughing gas, can calm a patient down to a point that they are relaxed but can still interact with their dentist. On the other hand, IV sedation puts a patient to sleep completely so that they are unaware of what happened during their dental session. This is usually recommended for patients who are fearful of going to the dentist or for procedures that are painful such as wisdom teeth extraction.

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