Modern dentistry is continually developing ways to make your visits faster, easier, more comfortable, and better for the world. The latest advances allow for earlier, less-invasive treatment, which means accelerated healing times and improved precision for dental procedures.
Our practice uses Dexis and ScanX™ technology for our digital X-rays. This allows us the ability to take images of your teeth with a comfortable, flexible digital sensor. They download directly into our computer, where they are immediately accessible. Our panoramic X-ray unit makes it possible to view your entire mouth, including the upper and lower jaws. These methods result in 75% less radiation than traditional film X-rays. No more waiting for images to develop and no more chemical waste to pollute the environment.
Many people aren't aware that oral cancer causes one American death every hour. For over 40 years, this mortality rate hasn't changed. But it's not all bad news. Early detection results in a 90% cure rate for oral cancer. That's why we conduct a visual screening for oral cancer at each six-month checkup and cleaning. If the hygienist or doctors see anything that gives a cause for concern, they'll refer you to an oral surgeon. This screening could literally be lifesaving.
At the Dental Group of Meriden-Wallingford, your safety is our highest priority. Therefore, we take sterilization very seriously. All of our assistants are infection-control certified. We use a special unit called an autoclave to clean and sterilize all instruments between each use. An independent company regularly monitors the autoclave to ensure the highest level of safety and cleanliness. Our staff has the training required to provide the highest level of compliance in sterilization. Your health is too important for us to take even the slightest risk.
Were you aware that 5 million teeth are knocked out each year in the United States? Many sports can be dangerous without appropriate protection. The one-size-fits-all mouthguards sold in stores are less than ideal. They can make proper breathing difficult while running during sports like soccer or basketball. That's why we offer our patients custom-made sports mouthguards that fit you or your child well, safely protect teeth and the soft tissues of the mouth, and can be worn for any sport - football, soccer, hockey, baseball, basketball, and more!
Nothing beats an easier, more comfortable dental visit. If you have questions about the latest dental technology, give us a call today at (203) 235-5588.