New Technology in Our Practice
Opalescence Whitening System
If you have noticed that your teeth are becoming dull or stained, tooth whitening can restore them to a dazzling, bright, white again. Over time our teeth may become stained from foods, beverages and smoking. Also, as we age it is natural for our teeth to become duller.
Whitening your teeth can improve your appearance and give you a yo…unger looking smile. Whitening is an inexpensive way to boost your self confidence. It’s a fact that a whiter smile can take years off your age and make you feel younger.
The Opalescence Boost Whitening System uses professional grade teeth whitening gel to quickly and safely whiten your teeth in about an hour. Then, your take-home whitening trays keep your smile at its maximum whiteness.
Please call our office for a consult appointment or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
New 2011 Digital Panorama
We Have New Technology!!
We’re excited to have our New 2011 Digital Panorama unit. It will be great for Growth and Development, Orthodontics, Oral Surgery, Wisdom Teeth and Oral Pathology x-rays.
Some things you should know about Digital X-Rays:
They are more comfortable for the patient than conventional film.
They can be read immediately after being taken and compared to past x-rays that have been taken.
Digital x-rays produce 80% less radiation than the conventional x-rays.
Safer for the environment because there are no harsh chemicals used to develop film.
Silence a Shrieking Dental Drill, Cancel the Fear?
For certain people, there’s one sound above all others that strikes fear into their hearts and makes them want to run screaming for sanctuary: the high-pitched whine of a dentist’s drill. Presumably dentist-phobes fear the noise because it’s associated with the rotten part of a tooth being drilled away, but experts say the noise itself triggers a strong reaction.
It’s been demonstrated that people’s blood pressures rise as soon as they hear the sound, even if they’re not sitting in the chair yet.
So how to help these unfortunate souls? Researchers have come up with an idea: cancel out the shriek of a drill to cancel out the fear. After ten years of development, dental engineers now have a prototype device ready. The way that technology works is it listens to the sound, then takes that sound and puts the exact opposite wave around it and if you put two sound waves together with one going in and another going in the opposite direction, there’s no sound that comes out.
The fear-canceling sound could be fed into a patient’s iPod or other MP3 player, and the patient could continue listening to music at the same time, the inventors say. And since the dentist’s voice wouldn’t be canceled out, the patient could still follow instructions. In tests, the prototype quelled anxiety more effectively than simple noise-reduction devices.
The technology mentioned above is not available yet, but we offer many amenities to silence the shrieking dental drill.
We want you to feel completely relaxed and comfortable. Start off with hot coffee or a cold beverage from our juice bar. Our dental chairs have neck support pillows, some have back massagers to help you relax. We have CD’s for listening from our central music system with Bose speakers in every room, or bring your own favorites and wear earphones if you wish. You won’t feel closed-in and anxious in our operatories. They have cathedral ceilings for a brighter, more open atmosphere. At the conclusion of your visit we offer a hot steaming towel to help you refresh.
Dread going to the dentist? All that poking and picking to clean your teeth! Now you don’t have to worry about whether that dental pick is going to poke a hole in your gum the size of Texas!
We use Cavitron, the ultrasonic cleaner, a state-of-the-art instrument for removing tartar from both above and below the gum line. Instead of cleaning your teeth with the bulky and sharp metal hand tools, Cavitron ultrasonic cleaner has a blunt tip and uses oscillating sound waves to gently vibrate the tartar away from your teeth. The Cavitron unit is so gentle that it can even be used to administer deep cleaning and gum therapy, many times without the need for anesthetic. And because it vibrates at the speed of sound, you will hardly feel the procedure at all.
- 43 Ossipee Trl E * Box 1370
- Standish, ME 04084-6404
- Phone: (207) 642-4300
- Toll-Free:(877) 642-3342
- Fax:(207) 642-3991
- Monday 8:30am - 7:00pm
- Tuesday 8:30am - 7:00pm
- Wednesday 8:30am - 5:00pm
- Thursday 8:30am - 4:00pm
- West Buxton
- We support the areas' food banks.
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