Thanks to technological and scientific advancements, dental treatment has become more precise and effective, and it only continues to evolve as inventions and discoveries are made.
The equipment at Florida Smile Design has 3D and digital imaging capability for your comfort and convenience—we even formulate anesthetic injections make them more comfortable than those of the recent past.
Our Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) Scanner is a favorite of ours and our patients. With 3D imaging, you don’t have to bite into a blob of alginate to create an impression. We can obtain a panoramic view of your head, neck, and jaw in under a minute, and use these scans to develop complex treatment plans. CBCT scanners also help us evaluate your sinuses and temporomandibular joint, which can aid in diagnosis sleep apnea and TMJ disorders.
We love digital radiography because it reduces the amount of radiation you and our team are exposed to. Digital x-rays can be taken while you sit reclined in the cushioned dental chair, and within minutes we’ll have clear images that show us the density of your jawbone and enamel, as well as which teeth have been restored in your past or are in need of restoration currently. We’ll go over the images with you to explain what we see.
Our intraoral cameras aren’t much larger than a pen, but the shots they take can be magnified up to 25 times! This magnification helps us identify what we might not be able to with our dental mirrors and eyes alone, and the ability to show you what we see is a powerful motivator if your oral hygiene routine could use improvement.
We buffer the pH of our lidocaine to reduce or eliminate injection discomfort before numbing kicks in. This small step makes a big difference. We want our patients to be as comfortable as possible while they get the care they need.
Our office carries Oral-B® and Sonicare toothbrushes, and WaterPik® water flossers. Choosing between manual and electric toothbrushes comes down to personal preference, though electric toothbrushes can do a lot of the work for you while you focus on moving the bristles from tooth to tooth. There are electric models that can even tell you when you’re brushing too hard, which can cause your gums to recede.
For those who hate to floss with string, the WaterPik has proven effective at removing food debris and plaque from between teeth and along your gumline. Your gums will thank you for treating them to a rinse, which takes just one minute each day with the water flosser!