At Carefree Dentists, we have the latest equipment and provide a level of care that you and your family can count on for their oral health and regular dental cleanings. When you visit Carefree Dentists for a dental cleaning you can expect:
Intra-Oral Photography: Makes you part of the team. Our office features intra-oral video and still shot cameras. This amazing device is a miniature camera that displays a close-up picture of the inside of your mouth and individual teeth. You can see for yourself what work needs to be done and which teeth are doing fine.
Low Dose Digital X-rays: All of your x-rays will be taken using digital imaging. With this technology, an image is taken of your teeth using a digital sensor and downloaded into our computer, where it is immediately available. This method results in 75% less radiation with improved image quality over conventional x-rays. No more waiting for images to develop and no more chemical waste to pollute the environment.
Dental Prophylaxis/Cleaning: A dental cleaning is the removal of dental plaque and tartar from teeth in order to prevent cavities (dental caries), gingivitis, and periodontitis. It is part of a complete program of oral hygiene.
Nitrous Oxide: Nitrous oxide is commonly known as “laughing gas”. At room temperature it is a colorless, non-flammable gas, with a pleasant, slightly sweet odor and taste. It is used in surgery and dentistry for its anesthetic and analgesic effects. It is ideal for patients with dental anxiety.
Laser Cavity Detection: Laser cavity detection is based on the fact that healthy tooth structure reflects light differently than decayed tooth structure. More simply, light easily penetrates healthy teeth and has a tougher time passing through dental cavities.
Dentists perform laser cavity detection by beaming laser light onto the chewing area of your teeth. The pen-like instrument is used to probe the mouth in laser cavity detection is similar to a light wand. As your dentist scans the chewing area of your teeth with this light wand, the attached readout portion of the laser cavity detection machine checks the density of your tooth structure and calculates the possibility of tooth decay.
Periodontal Evaluation and Therapy: The word periodontal literally means “around the tooth.” Periodontal diseases are serious bacterial infections that destroy the attachment fibers and supporting bone that hold your teeth in your mouth. Left untreated, these diseases can lead to discomfort and tooth loss. Therefore it is important to visit the dentist to prevent, diagnose and treat any periodontal disorders before they become severe.