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Preventive Dentistry

Numerous technologies, including stains and appliances, are available to better detect decay on teeth. Only after 30% of the mineral is lost in a tooth, will decay appear on an x-ray.

The Midwest Caries I.D.™ Detection Handpiece is an exciting new technology that emits LED light, which passes through the enamel rods designed to detect the earliest stages of tooth decay to help dentists stop cavities in their tracks.

This Detection Handpiece uses three separate fibers, emitting different LED lights absorbed into the tooth. The LED light will be reflected, refracted or scattered. If the red light is illuminated and an audible tone is heard, there is a change in tooth structure and possible decay.

Philips Sonicare AirFloss

An easier way to clean between teeth. Dental professionals recommend their patients use the strong one-two punch of brushing and flossing to fight gum disease, as a significant portion of tooth surfaces are between your teeth, where food particles can get caught. If flossing isn’t a regular part of your oral care routine, you’re not reaching the bacteria that can build up between teeth, causing plaque, bad breath and infection. To help clean deep between teeth, Philips Sonicare introduces a new, effortless alternative - Sonicare AirFloss.

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