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 Better All the Way Around:

A new method of taking dental X-Rays has arrived and we're taking full advantage of it! Digital radiography has evolved to the point where they are now superior to the old conventional X-ray film. Technological breakthroughs have resulted in digital images that can be viewed chairside on a computer screen. The dentist and patient can now see on a monitor clear images that once confines to small, hard films, that required a view box and sometimes a magnifying lens. Due to enlarged size and enhancement tools, digital images often allow for superior diagnoses to be made. There are many other benefits, as well, to digital radiography including much less radiation required to make the image. A big reason that our practice adopted this system is that it reduces patient's exposure to radiation by as much as 90 percent compared to film.

The images appear instantly on the monitor, too. No waiting for 7-10 minutes to develop and mount film X-rays.  We have eliminated the old darkroom with its chemicals and smell. We can achieve rapid and superior diagnoses with better patient understanding and co-discovery of problems. Is it a great tool for patient education.  We can enhance the images with capabilities like magnification, contrast, and coloring. Last, but not least, we can share images easily with other dental specialists or 3rd party payers. A printed copy of your X-rays is a click away. So digital radiography is better all the way around! 


 Why Your Teeth are Important: 

Your teeth are important for speaking, chewing digestion, smiling and appearance. And, your teeth are never too old to be repaired or replaced. If you don't maintain your natural teeth or replace those that are lost, your overall health can suffer. If you've lost some or all of your natural teeth, we can make removable dentures, but they are not the only way to replace missing teeth anymore. Dental implants are a new option that other adults are choosing. Maintaining well-fitted dentures, partial dentures, bridges and implants will help you eat right, feel better, and look great. 


Did You Know?

You should not wear loose dentures? Have them checked immediately. Loose dentures can cause excessive friction and pressure toward the gumline tissues and bones resulting in painful sore spots and bone shrinkage.

Dentures can warp if placed in hot water.

Dentures can shape if they dry out. When not in use, cover them with water or a denture cleaning solution to prevent them from drying out. Dentures should be brushed inside and outside daily with a soft, large nylon denture brush with round ended bristles. Use denture creams instead of toothpastes, which are too abrasive and could scratch your denture. Rinse with cold water.

Your mouth is constantly changing. Inspect your denture regularly for worn teeth. Some medication can affect denture fit and wearability so be sure to  discuss this with your dentist. Worn and stained dentures can make you look older and cause your denture to function poorly.


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