use digital X-rays, which have a 75% reduction in radiation
from traditional X-rays. It is also quick and efficient as
there is no waiting time for the image to develop. A digital
sensor is placed in your mouth and the picture downloaded
for your viewing on a computer screen. There are no
chemicals for development, which makes it easy for you and
The Cleanest Your Teeth Can
use an ultrasonic scaler to aid in removing deposits of
plaque and calculus (tartar) from your teeth, especially
under the gumline and even in deep pockets, in the case of
gum disease treatments. This hand tool uses high-frequency
vibrations to enable us to remove deposits on your teeth
faster than with regular scaling instruments. Your teeth
have never felt so clean! As a bonus, most patients report
less discomfort with the ultrasonic scaler.
Make Informed Decisions
with the Intra-Oral Camera
One of the ways Dr. Callow creates a bond of teamwork with
his patients is through the use of a high-tech tool, the
intra-oral camera. This amazing device is a miniature video
camera that displays a closeup picture of the inside of your
mouth. When you confer with Dr. Callow, he can show you
exactly what work needs to be done and which teeth are
healthy. You can then make fully informed decisions about
your dental care. You’ll love how this works!
Nitrous Oxide Sedation
Commonly known as “laughing gas,” nitrous oxide sedation
makes a patient feel very comfortable throughout treatment.
A mask is used to let you inhale the medication to easily
induce a state of calmness. Additionally, a local anesthetic
is given so a patient is in a complete state of relaxation.
Nothing beats an easier, more comfortable dental
visit. If you still have questions about the latest
dental technology, give us a call today at (734)
The Laser Scanner Finds Even
is important to be able to identify cavities in their
earliest stages. With the Laser Scanner, even minute
cavities are easily detected, letting
Dr. Callow repair the cavity with just a small, invisible
filling. In the past, when a patient complained of annoying
tooth sensitivity, sometimes X-rays or an exam could not
identify the cause. This would allow a cavity to grow larger
until it was more noticeable, resulting in a larger filling
to repair the damage. The Laser Scanner accurately zeros in
on the problem so the source of discomfort can be removed to
have you smiling once again.
What is Xylitol and How Can
It Help My Dental Health?
in fruits and vegetables, xylitol is a natural substance
that even our own bodies create every day. In over 25 years
of clinical research and testing, xylitol has been proven to
be very effective in fighting tooth decay. It is an
excellent replacement for sugar as it is a sweetener that
does not harm your teeth. Studies reveal that it also helps
overcome allergies and is now available as a nasal spray.
Numerous dental associations in Europe have already endorsed
its use in toothpaste, mouthwash, chewing gum, and even
candy. We highly recommend it to control cavities and
provide relief from allergies.
is estimated that approximately 5 million teeth are lost in
sports injuries every year in the United States. This can be
prevented with proper mouthguard protection. A
one-size-fits-all appliance sold over-the-counter in stores
does not fit most people. It can make breathing difficult
during exertion of athletic participation. We offer
mouthguards specifically made for an individual to give the
best fit and protection for any sport. The American Dental
Association recommends these personalized mouthguards for
the following sports: wrestling, water polo, surfing,
soccer, skiing, weight lifting, volleyball, squash,
skydiving, skateboarding, rugby, racquetball, lacrosse,
handball, shotputting, roller hockey, ice hockey, martial
arts, handball, football, boxing, acrobatics, gymnastics,
field hockey, and basketball.