Benefits of Digital Technology in the Office

At Dentistry by Angela Britt, we are proud to offer a variety of state-of-the-art technology to help our patients receive optimal care and natural, beautiful results. We are living in a world with ever-changing technology. In fact, to read this article, you are most likely using one of the many pieces of technology that you have in your home or office. The dental field is no different, with new equipment and techniques being introduced frequently. The old ways of dentistry, waiting for X-ray film to develop and goopy impressions of your teeth, are long gone. We want to share some of the digital technology that we have in our office and how it can offer enhanced dental care and services.

Do You Feel Anxious About Coming To Our Practice?

We are always trying to find better ways to give our patients the best dental care possible. It’s not only great results we’re after, but providing a relaxing and comfortable experience as well. However, that might not seem possible to some patients who struggle with anxiety or fear of dental treatments. The good news is that we have a few options to calm your nerves so you can get the treatment you need, and there is one in particular we’d love to share with you. Read on to find out about this unique treatment.

Smile For the Camera

Thanks to modern technology, you can have food delivered to your home from your favorite restaurant, watch thousands of movies on your TV and order a new outfit from your phone just in time for the weekend. We have taken that type of convenience and applied it to our practice, as well. Allow us to introduce Smile Virtual — for those times when all you want to know is how you can improve your smile without having to come into the office for answers.

Can You Relate?

I have patients who tell me they are experiencing unexplained pain in their jaw, face, neck and shoulders. They don’t know what could be causing it, and don’t know who to ask for help.

When I tell them they are most likely suffering from temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD) and that I can treat their symptoms, they are relieved to know there is a solution for their discomfort. Can you identify with any of these symptoms? Click here to learn more about the common symptoms of TMD.

Calm Your Dental Anxiety With IV sedation

Do you put off your dentist appointments because of anxiety? You’re not alone. 15% of Americans avoid the dentist due to fear of dental treatments, including routine cleanings. We don’t want you to stop taking care of your teeth or avoid important dental treatments that can improve your oral health. That’s why we offer IV sedation, or “twilight” sedation, to help you have a relaxing and comfortable dental experience.

High-Tech Dental Tools Are “Routine” in Our Office!

At Dentistry by Angela Britt, our mission is to help our patients improve and maintain their oral health. One of the most important things we do to achieve that goal happens every time we see you, because that is when we are able to observe and diagnose any problems. We have prepared through education and experience to recognize those problems — and we have invested in current technology to enhance this ability. Read on to learn a bit about some of the “high-tech” diagnostic tools you might see us use during one of your appointments!

Restore Beauty and Health to Your Teeth With Dental Crowns

One of the most successful restorations we can provide is a dental “crown.” The team at Dentistry by Angela Britt can answer your questions about crowns. Customized for your unique teeth, your crown encloses the entire tooth. The shape, color, and even the size are designed to resemble your own teeth. Delivering an aesthetically pleasing crown that allows you to chew correctly in comfort requires time, patience, and skill. When done well, they will be visually attractive and your teeth will be healthier. Types of Dental Crowns Crowns are constructed from metals, including gold, stainless steel, and metal alloys. Other…

Our Exciting New Additions Bring You a Better Experience

As your dentist, providing you with treatments that solve your unique health issues is my purpose, and doing so safely and effectively with the most current proven methods is my passion. Technology in dentistry is constantly evolving and improving, and I am happy that I can share the benefits of that technology with you. Today I would like to share some information with you on two of our most recent additions. MLS & Mphi5 One technology we use is the MLS laser. The MLS (Multiwave Locked System) is an effective tool for use in treatments including extractions, orthodontics, temporomandibular disorder…

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Why Suffer From Jaw Pain?

You wake up to excruciating jaw pain — again. You think about what your day has in store and cringe. How will you interact with co-workers, clients, and even the Starbucks barista when it physically hurts you to smile? If this scenario is familiar, you may have a problem with your TMD. The temporomandibular joint connects your lower jaw to your upper. When this joint becomes inflamed or irritated, it results in TMD, or temporomandibular joint disorder. For some, TMD pain can be debilitating, preventing them from enjoying social situations. The following symptoms are the most common: Facial swelling Jaw…

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Surgery With Water? You Bet!

At Dentistry by Angela Britt, one of the things we love about dentistry is that it’s NEVER boring. Between the personalities of our patients, the variety of conditions we treat, and the ever-changing world of dental technology, we have to stay on our toes. One particular piece of technology that we’re excited about is our WaterlaseⓇ Surgical Laser. Why should YOU care about the Waterlase? Because it’s yet another way that we are able to enhance your experience when you visit. What Is Waterlase? Waterlase combines the powers of water and lasers to safely and comfortably perform dental procedures. Like…

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New Year, New Teeth, New You

The beginning of a new year is the perfect time to take stock in our lives. How many times have we put our needs on the back burner in order to take care of a friend or loved one? How often have we run ourselves ragged trying to do too much? I propose that this year, you make your happiness and health — including dental health — a priority. If you have recently experienced an extraction or having been battling with your dentures, then treat yourself to dental implants. Dental implants as a treat? Let me explain. How You Can…

The WandⓇ: Almost Magic

At Dentistry by Angela Britt, we take great pride in incorporating technology in our practice. Dental technology advances daily, and if those advancements can benefit our patients in any way, we want to learn more. One of our favorite technological tools is our dental wand. This award-winning wonder allows us to anesthetize patients more comfortably and efficiently than ever before. As dental professionals, it’s easy to be enthusiastic about state-of-the-art equipment, but we think you’ll be excited to learn more, too. Among the many benefits of the Wand are: Improved precision. With traditional anesthetic injections, the area surrounding the affected…

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Oral Cancer screening is very important, here is why

Did you know: One person every hour of every day dies of Oral Cancer in America Oral cancer has become a leader in cancer among men Oral cancer has increased in young adults Tobacco users are at higher risk Exposure to the HPV virus increases your risk Most people are not aware of potential risks; however, when detected early, the survival rate for oral cancer is very high. The VELscope exam takes about two minutes, involves no pain or inconvenience, and is completely safe. Abnormal fluorescence patterns aid in detecting unhealthy tissue that sometimes cannot be seen with the naked…

man with hands at his jaw in pain from TMJ

TMJ Disorder (TMD)

What can cause TMJ (TMD)? grinding or clenching your teeth, which puts a lot of pressure on the joint movement of the soft cushion or disc between the ball and socket of the joint stress, which can cause you to tighten facial and jaw muscles or clench teeth injury to your jaw, joint, or muscles of your head and neck a bad bite or poorly positioned teeth It has been recognized that approximately 90% of the pain in the body comes from muscles. Since the muscles of the head and neck are all related to or affected by the bite…