Specific to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) we have added in additional precautionary and cleaning measures including:
As state and national health and safety regulations change and evolve during these times, Surprise Smiles is dedicated to monitoring and evaluating our dental practice and office space for any potential risks as we serve our patients and community. We strive to maintain an approach to our dentistry services that is both safe and beneficial to everyone we serve.
We strive to provide a safe, healthy, comfortable, and relaxed environment for everyone that comes into our dental office. We follow the American Dental Association’s Update to Office Procedures During COVID-19 in regard to safe office procedures, workplace hazards, and making decisions for best office practices. We stay informed on recent information given to dentists in this regard, as well as keeping up to date with any changes recommended by the CDC.
Please let us know if you have any questions in regard to our health and safety protocols here at Surprise Smiles. We recognize that it can be challenging during these unprecedented times of COVID-19. We all want to get back to our normal lives, and we will be able to do so, in a safe, wise, and healthy manner. We will be happy to answer any questions that you may have in regard to our dental practice health and safety protocols, cleaning, and disinfecting procedures we follow.
Thank you for continuing to be a valued patient here at Bradshaw Family Dental. We look forward to continuing to serve you and your dental needs through the various services we provide for you, from preventive dentistry, restorative dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, pediatric dentistry, sedation dentistry, dental implants and more!
Posted on 5/25/2016 by Dr. Andrew Zeiger
|The field of dentistry is constantly evolving, making it easier than ever to find cavities quickly.
By using some of these new systems, cavities can be detected and treated early on in order to minimize the amount of treatment needed.
Quantitative Light-Induced FluorescenceAlso known as QLF, this technology is one of the newest options, and it uses a light source, fluorescent dye, and camera. The camera will take an image of each tooth, and specialized software will analyze the images to provide information about the loss of minerals.
This technology can detect early decay in both the permanent and the baby teeth, as well as early decay that is located near the crowns, fillings, and orthodontic hardware.
DIAGNOdentDIAGNOdent is a diagnostic imaging tool that uses lasers to collect information by shining a handheld tool onto each tooth. This laser beam is then absorbed by each tooth and will leave it as fluorescent light. While a solid structure will give off minimal fluorescent light, bacteria and damaged portions will give off more.
Studies have shown that use of this technology can diagnose decay early in the under layers of the tooth before cavities can develop in the enamel.
DIFOTIDIFOTI, or Digital Imaging Fiber-Optic Trans-Illumination, uses computer technology to collect images of the teeth while a light is shined from behind them. Softened tooth areas will appear darker than the healthy areas, so dentists use the images to detect problems. This technology is similar to an X-ray image, but it doesn't use radiation.
However, collecting an image with DIFOTI will require more time than an X-ray because of the accuracy needed when placing the camera on each tooth.
Do you think that you might have a cavity forming? Contact our office about options that might be available to check out your teeth.
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