Dentists have long relied on traditional x-ray machines to capture images of teeth, gums, and underlying bone structures. These x-rays help dentists diagnose specific oral health conditions while also providing visuals to aid in developing an appropriate course of treatment. X-rays can also help patients see how things like tooth decay, oral infection, and dental caries affect the overall health and function of the mouth. Traditional x-rays are limited, however, and patients are often exposed to radiation from the machines that take them. Today, a much better solution exists. Assure A Smile is excited to announce the arrival of the all-new Gendex 3D Imaging system. With less radiation and advanced 3-dimensional imaging technologies, the Gendex system gives dentists and patients an unparalleled look inside the teeth, gums, and surrounding oral tissues.
Fear can be debilitating. It can consume the imagination, building a strong case for avoiding a certain person, place, or action. This process is helpful at times. Fear of getting a speeding ticket, for example, may impact your behavior and cause you to drive with caution. Other times, fear can be misplaced and extremely hazardous. Fear of health problems, hospitals, or health professionals represents just three instances when fear may cause individuals to compromise their long term health, causing more harm than good.
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Mercury is more toxic than lead, cadmium, and arsenic. What many people are unaware of, however, is just how close they come to it each day. In truth, if you have a traditional silver filling in any of your teeth, you have a little bit of mercury there too.
Did you know that bacteria need only 48 hours to begin to infect your gums? Proactively removing plaque from your teeth is hands down the best way to prevent bacteria from accumulating in the first place.
It is recommended children schedule a dental appointment every 6 months, while adults schedule every 4, to maintain a healthy smile.