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Caring for Your Dental Implants

Written by Red Cliffs Dental on . Posted in Tooth Replacement

It’s easy to want to cut corners with oral hygiene. However, if you want to keep a beautiful and healthy smile, a commitment to effective oral hygiene is necessary. This is especially true when caring for dental implants. Taking the necessary steps to care for your implants and natural teeth is not a friendly suggestion made by your dentist to fill conversation time at your appointments–it’s vital to being able to keep those implants for a lifetime.

dental implants

Why does it matter so much to care for dental implants?

Caring for dental implants is much like caring for natural teeth. There are many benefits of dental implants, but there are also a few vulnerabilities. Because a dental implant is not completely attached around the gums by a periodontal ligament, like a natural tooth, is it less capable of fighting plaque buildup and infection. The peri-implant crevice also provides a place for plaque to build up when not consistently cleaned. When not cared for, inflammation, infection, and irreversible bone loss can occur, leading to the implant being removed. Thus, regular oral hygiene becomes especially important.

For those who have needed implants due to oral hygiene negligence, they must be committed to maintaining oral care so their implants can last. The same way you would not spend thousands of dollars on a home just to leave it to crumble and fail, so also we do not want to see you invest in a dental implant only for it to dislodge and fail you.

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What care is necessary to keep those implants healthy and functional?

As stated above, caring for dental implants can be much like caring for natural teeth. Both regular brushing and flossing are needed, twice a day, to remove plaque buildup. Especially important is brushing and flossing immediately after eating. Recommended tools for brushing and flossing are:

  • Low-abrasive, plaque-fighting/tartar control toothpaste
  • A soft toothbrush (either manual or electric can be acceptable)
  • An interdental brush for between teeth and implants
  • Unwaxed or implant-specific floss or floss pick
  • An oral irrigator can be beneficial when recommended

In caring for your dental implants, 360 degree cleaning is necessary.

When brushing: With a soft toothbrush, brush all sides and angles of your dental implant, including around, in, and under the peri-implant crevice. Make sure to brush at and just below the gumline, as the dental implant can build plaque in those areas in the same way that natural teeth do. Using a soft toothbrush is required for a dental implant because scratches in the abutment or crown can house bacteria and lead to inflammation or infection.

When flossing: An effective method for flossing around a dental implant is to insert the floss on either side of the implant, crossing floss ends and moving in shoe-shine pattern to clean fully around the implant. Floss fully into the peri-implant crevice, where plaque can build up easily. When using an interdental brush, select a brush that is large enough to brush against the implant when inserted into the peri-implant crevice.

Visit Your Dentist

Home care should not replace check-ups with your dentist. For individuals with dental implants, regular checkups with the dentist should be scheduled every three to six months for a professional cleaning, and an x-ray examination of the dental implant should occur each year. Both you and your dentist want to see your dental implants remain healthy and functional, so both consistent home and professional care should be included in your dental implant treatment.

cleaning dental implants at the dentist

In the end, you’re committing a few minutes each day in return for years of healthy implants, saved money, and painless smiles. If you want beautiful, strong, and healthy dental implants to bring back your confidence and comfort, come to Red Cliffs Dental in Saint George, UT. We want to see you smiling and happy, and we will help you on the road to achieving that smile!

Dental Implants vs. Veneers

Written by Red Cliffs Dental on . Posted in Blog, Tooth Replacement

veneers vs dental implants

Last month we discussed the pros and cons of both dental implants and dental bridges. Between the two, dental implants are the most reliable, long-term, and aesthetically pleasing. However, dental implants and dental bridges are not the only forms of tooth replacement. Another very common method is veneers.

Both dental implants and veneers have circumstances in which they work best. But ultimately the choice should be made on a case by case basis. Red Cliffs Dental, in Saint George, Utah is here to give you all of the information about any form of tooth replacement   so that you can make the decision that is right for you.

First off, a veneer is a thin piece of porcelain that can be custom fitted and then bonded to your natural teeth. They are very much like a crown. The key difference is that crowns cover an entire tooth, whereas a veneer typically only covers the front or back surface of a tooth. There are several instances where veneers can be an excellent option. Veneers are good for fixing minor cosmetic issues. They are great for covering up problems such as yellowing, cracks, gaps, and worn down teeth. They also work well to cover up crooked teeth. Some people like veneers because they do not require surgery like implants do, but they are not always an option. In order to have veneers, there has to be some tooth present.

There are also many problems and risks involved with veneers. In order to make room in your mouth for the veneers, the enamel on your teeth must first be removed. Because of this, the procedure cannot be reversed. And if a veneer falls off or is damaged, it must be replaced. Veneers also put you at a greater risk of periodontal disease. This is because they do not cover every surface of the tooth, which can cause greater decay and make it harder to floss. If you are going to get veneers, you must commit to maintaining the best possible level of oral hygiene. Another problem with veneers is that they can shift if they were not bonded correctly, exposing the natural tooth with no enamel, which is extremely dangerous. Veneers can last 10-20 years if excellent oral health is maintained, and they are often much less expensive than dental implants. But because the porcelain is so thin, they can easily be stained or damaged from hard biting.

Between the two, dental implants are by far the most permanent method of repair for lost and broken teeth. If the problem could spread to other teeth, dental implants are the best method of eliminating that risk. In fact, there are almost no risks at all involved with dental implants. Sure, there is surgery involved, but it is very safe. As for cost, it may actually end up being more cost effective, because most often the procedure is a one time deal, and they will last a lifetime. However, if there are no roots present, the jawbone will start to collapse upon itself. This means that if you wait too long, there will be nothing to bond the implant to, so make sure you are being proactive about your oral health and your tooth replacement.

If you are wondering what method of tooth replacement  would work best for you, please feel free to give Red Cliffs Dental, in Saint George, Utah, a call at (435)261-3400. We are more than happy to schedule a consultation, and help you get the smile of your dreams.

Professional Teeth Whitening

Written by Red Cliffs Dental on . Posted in Blog, Cosmetic Dentistry

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Teeth whitening is a safe, easy treatment that is gaining traction and popularity at an amazing speed. In fact, according to the American Association of Orthodontists, 90% of patients are requesting to have their teeth whitened. At Red Cliffs Dental, in St. George, Utah, we are beyond pleased to hear that teeth whitening treatments are in such high demand, because we have state-of-the-art technology and methodology to make sure you get the best possible results. We want you to feel confident and love your smile, and we believe our teeth whitening treatments are the best ones to do the job.

There are several other types of teeth whitening treatments, such as toothpastes, mouthwash, and whitening strips. They even have at home kits with a mouthguard and whitening gel. But professional teeth whitening treatments can whiten your teeth 3-8 shades, while at home kits typically only lift 1-2 shades. The Academy of General Dentistry recommends dentist supervision even for over-the-counter treatments to ensure the utmost level of safety.

Many teeth whitening treatments are approved by the ADA, but sometimes there can be risks involved with teeth whitening that only your dentist can predict. Many home whitening kits can burn or bleach your gums and other soft parts of the mouth if applied incorrectly.

There are a few circumstances in which a dentist may discourage teeth whitening treatment, whether that be professional or otherwise. If your teeth are already sensitive, teeth whitening may not be the best choice for you. It can also be dangerous if you have gum disease. Whitening can also wear down the teeth’s enamel, so if your teeth already have worn enamel, your dentist may refuse to provide you with teeth whitening treatments.

These risks should not discourage you from seeking out your options. Consulting your dentist is the best way to find out information about teeth whitening treatments that are the best fit for you specifically. If you live in the St. George area, come on in to Red Cliffs Dental. We guarantee that we will explore all the possible options for you and give you our honest advice about how to achieve the best results. We will do whatever we can to make sure you are happy with your smile. If you have questions about the services Red Cliffs Dental can provide, you can visit our website, or you can give us a call at (435)261-3400 to schedule a consultation appointment.

Laser Dentistry 101

Written by Red Cliffs Dental on . Posted in Blog, Cosmetic Dentistry

Laser dentistry may seem like an obscure technology of the future, but it was actually invented in 1964 and introduced into dentists’ offices in the 1990’s. Since then, it has become more and more refined and the benefits have become more and more abundant.

However, only 6% of dentists have incorporated laser dentistry into their offices. Lucky for you, Red Cliffs Dental, right here in St. George, Utah, offers a wide range of laser dental procedures!

It’s common to feel skeptical or even a little afraid of new things, so here is everything you need to know about laser dentistry:

How do lasers work?

To start, a laser is a very small, very powerful beam of light energy. The laser causes a reaction that makes it possible to remove and shape tissue. A trained and skilled dentist, like Dr. Olsen at Red Cliffs Dental in St. George, can use that light energy to perform several different kinds of procedures.

What procedures can be performed using lasers?

Well, there are different types of lasers dentists can use depending on the type of procedure. This makes it so there can be a wider range of FDA approved laser dental procedures. This includes but is not limited to:

  • Root canal preparation by reshaping of the gums
  • Filling preparation by removal of tooth decay
  • Gummy smile correction
  • Partially erupted wisdom tooth exposure
  • Cancer screenings
  • Canker sore removal
  • Teeth whitening
  • Nerve regeneration
  • Benign tumor removal
  • Hypersensitivity correction

What are the benefits and advantages of laser dentistry?

Laser dentistry is more precise and with none of the pain of traditional procedures. There is often no drill and no anesthesia. The use of lasers eliminates need for an incision or stitches, which results in less bleeding or swelling after a procedure. Laser procedures take less time to perform and the healing time afterwards is significantly shorter. Your chance of infection is much lower with the use of lasers because they sterilize as they work, without using bleach and other chemicals. Lasers can provide an earlier detection of cavities and can create a stronger bond between your tooth and a filling than traditional methods. Overall, lasers can offer you maximum safety and comfort during your dental procedures.

Dr. Olsen and his team at Red Cliffs Dental in St. George, are well trained in laser dentistry. If you want to learn more about the services they can provide, click here or call (435) 414-8452 for a consultation appointment.

 

New Year, New Mouth

Written by Red Cliffs Dental on . Posted in Blog, Oral Health

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The number one most common New Year’s Resolution is to live a healthier lifestyle. Why shouldn’t your mouth be included? Only 10% of people have excellent oral health, yet people are typically only concerned about other parts of their bodies come New Year’s.

But having better dental hygiene is certainly an important thing strive for. Taking care of your smile can help you avoid tooth loss, fight bad breath, and even boost your self-confidence. And the benefits go much further beyond the superficial. You can save money by taking care of your teeth now, whether that be by protecting them from potential problems or by taking care of the problem before it gets worse or more expensive.

Besides all of this, having poor oral health also takes a physical toll on other parts of your body. Having gum disease puts you at a higher risk for stroke and heart disease. It can also cause digestive problems and oral cancer.

So what resolutions can I make?

There are several Oral Care Resolutions you can try and incorporate into your life this year. Some of them include:

  • Brushing your teeth for two minutes at least two times per day.
  • Flossing your teeth two times per day.
  • Quitting habits that have a detrimental effect on your teeth. ie-
    • Drinking coffee
    • Smoking or chewing tobacco
    • Biting your nails
  • Adjusting your diet by eliminating sugary foods that stick to your teeth and cause cavities. Make sure you are getting enough vitamins and minerals, such as calcium, that will make your teeth stronger
  • Visiting your dentist regularly. Get routine cleanings every six months and take care of pre-existing oral problems before they get worse.
  • Getting screened for oral cancer.

How can I make sure to keep my resolutions?

It helps if you treat it the same as any other New Year’s Resolution. There are several proven strategies that will help you stick to your goals and resolutions. Below is a list of tips to keep an airtight resolve.

  • Make specific and attainable goals that help you track your progress.
  • Physically write down your resolutions, so there is tangible evidence of your goals. Keep a written journal of every time you practice your new habits, so you can see how you’re doing.
  • Start small. Don’t make it your goal to have perfect oral health overnight. Say you want to eat less sugar. You don’t have to eliminate all sugar at once. Take baby steps. Maybe you could start by allowing yourself one sweet treat per day. From there, bring it down to three per week. Before you know it, you’ll have mastered that one part of oral health.
  • Find a time in your day when you can incorporate your resolution into your schedule. Eventually it will just become routine.

Having good oral health is simple but very crucial. As you are thinking of the changes you want to make this year, consider your oral hygiene practices. If you are one of the 90% of people who do not have excellent oral health, you may want to make some oral care New Year’s resolutions.

If you live in the St. George area, you may have heard of Red Cliffs Dental. Dentist Kelly J. Olsen, referred to as Dr. Painless, does everything he can to make your dental experience as easy and painless as possible. This St. George dental office is home to a family of team members who will make keeping your oral care New Year’s Resolutions just as painless.

If you’re making the resolution for better oral health, and you need a routine cleaning or any other dental procedure, click here to get in contact with Red Cliffs Dental. We’ll have you feeling happier and healthier in no time!

Benefits of Dental Implants

Written by Red Cliffs Dental on . Posted in Blog, Tooth Replacement

  • They are the closest thing to natural, healthy teeth. A dental implant restores a lost tooth so it looks, feels, fits and functions like a natural tooth, while being strong and stable.
  • Dental implants are a long-term solution as they are built to last. Traditional, tooth-supported dental bridges only last five to seven years, and with proper care often more than 10 years, but at some point they may need to be replaced. While dental implants may need periodic adjustments, they can last a lifetime when properly placed and cared for over time.
  • Enjoy life without worrying about your teeth! No need to stay home or feel uncomfortable in public, embarrassed because your smile looks different, or worrying that missing teeth will limit your ability to join in the fun or that removable dentures or tooth-supported replacement teeth will loosen or fall out when you talk, eat or laugh. Teeth restored with dental implants are teeth that let you, not your teeth, lead your life.
  • Retain your natural face shape, and smile. Dental implants allow you to maintain the natural shape of your face and smile.
  • Protect healthy bone. Leaving empty spaces in your mouth after losing one or more teeth can lead to additional health issues, such as the loss and deterioration of some of your jawbone. When it is not being used to support a natural tooth, the jawbone deteriorates, losing its strength and firmness. Dental implants are the only dental restoration option that preserves and stimulates natural bone, actually helping to stimulate bone growth and prevent bone loss.
  • Keep your teeth in your mouth, not in a cup. Dental implants allow you to keep your teeth where they belong, in your mouth. No more worrying that your dentures might slip or fall out. Brush, floss and care for teeth that have been replaced using dental implants exactly the way you would natural teeth, in your mouth.
  • Adjusting to removable dentures can mean struggling to pronounce everyday words. Not so with dental implants, which function like natural teeth.
  • Taste and enjoy the foods you love without hesitation. You can bite naturally, eat virtually anything you want and, unlike removable dentures that can feel uncomfortable, you can experience the full taste of the food you eat with dental implants, too.
  • Cavities cannot occur in an implant-restored crown, or replacement tooth; however, you will need to visit your dentist as scheduled and clean and care for it and your gums and mouth every day, the same as you would if it were a natural tooth.
  • Keep teeth in place. Dentures may slip when you eat, talk, smile, laugh, kiss, yawn or cough, so that you have to “reposition” them back into place in the mouth. Dental implants are fixed in place and fuse naturally with your jawbone, meaning your replacement teeth won’t move, click or shift.
  • Protect your healthy teeth. Placing a tooth-supported bridge requires grinding away the teeth on one or both sides of the missing tooth or teeth, thereby damaging healthy teeth to restore those that are missing. The modified healthy teeth are attached to, and support, the bridge. Dental implants go in the jawbone, in the spot where your missing tooth root was, without impacting healthy teeth. They also help prevent healthy, adjacent teeth from shifting as they would if an empty space were left for an extended period of time.
  • More predictable than other repair and restoration methods. Dental implant treatment has a track record of reliable, long-term successful outcomes and is often considered “more predictable” than other treatments to repair or replace missing teeth, including bridgework, removable appliances and retreatment of failing root canal therapy.

Dental implants from Red Cliffs Dental in St. George Utah help maintain your natural smile!

 

Let Red Cliffs Dental help to keep your teeth healthy. Whether it be dental implants or a simple teeth whitening, choose the pain-free option by going with Red Cliffs Dental in St. George, Utah. Serving customers from multiple St. George areas including the Washington and Santa Clara neighborhood.

 

Good Foods for Your Teeth

Written by Red Cliffs Dental on . Posted in Blog, Oral Health

Cheese

Cheddar cheese in particular is rich in calcium. Cheese also lowers the acid level in your mouth, which helps decrease plaque build up. Chewing on hard cheeses increases saliva production and helps wash off some bacteria in the mouth. Remember to add cheese to your crackers!  

 

Milk

Milk is the great to drink when it comes to your teeth. It’s rich in calcium as well as other important elements. Milk also lowers the acid levels in the mouth, which helps fight tooth decay.

 

 

Leafy greens

Greens like spinach, broccoli, and kale aren’t only healthybut are rich in calcium, folic acid and lots of other important vitamins and minerals that help your teeth and gums.

 

 



Fish

Fatty fishes like wild salmon and tuna are rich in minerals and important vitamins like Vitamin D. They are a welcome addition to your teeth-healthy diet.  

 

 

 

Nuts

Cashews and almonds, in particular, are full of health benefits for your teeth. They have calcium, phosphorus, and help fight the nasty bacteria in your mouth.  

 

 

 

Gum

Go for the sugar-free option chewing gum and chew away! It boosts saliva production and washes away bacteria and  food particles stuck in the teeth.

 

 

 

Cranberries

They are rich in polyphenols which helps manage plaque build up and lowers the risk of cavities. Fresh cranberries in particular are incredibly effective at disrupting the formation of plaque.

 

 

 

Let Red Cliffs Dental help to keep your teeth healthy. Whether it be dental implants or a simple teeth whitening, choose the pain-free option by going with Red Cliffs Dental in St. George, Utah. Serving customers from multiple St. George areas including the Washington and Santa Clara neighborhood.

Dental Implants

Written by Red Cliffs Dental on . Posted in Blog, Tooth Replacement

What Are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are replacement tooth roots. Implants provide a strong foundation for permanent or removable replacement teeth that are made to match your natural teeth.

Advantages of Dental Implants

  • Improved appearance. Dental implants look and feel like your own teeth. And because they are designed to fuse with bone, they become permanent.
  • Improved speech. With poor-fitting dentures, the teeth can slip within the mouth causing you to mumble or slur your words. Dental implants allow you to speak without the worry that teeth might slip.
  • Improved comfort. Because they become part of you, implants eliminate the discomfort of removable dentures.
  • Easier eating. Sliding dentures can make chewing difficult. Dental implants function like your own teeth, allowing you to eat your favorite foods with confidence and without pain.
  • Improved self-esteem. Dental implants can give you back your smile and help you feel better about yourself.
  • Improved oral health. Dental implants don’t require reducing other teeth, as a tooth-supported bridge does. Because nearby teeth are not altered to support the implant, more of your own teeth are left intact, improving long-term oral health. Individual implants also allow easier access between teeth, improving oral hygiene.
  • Durability. Implants are very durable and will last many years. With good care, many implants last a lifetime.
  • Convenience. Removable dentures are just that; removable. Dental implants eliminate the embarrassing inconvenience of removing dentures, as well as the need for messy adhesives to keep them in place.

Are Dental Implants Successful?

Success rates of dental implants vary, depending on where in the jaw the implants are placed but, in general, dental implants have a success rate of up to 98%. With proper care implants can last a lifetime.

Who Can Get Dental Implants?

In most cases, anyone healthy enough to undergo a routine dental extraction or oral surgery can be considered for a dental implant. Patients should have healthy gums and enough bone to hold the implant. They also must be committed to good oral hygiene and regular dental visits. Heavy smokers, people suffering from uncontrolled chronic disorders, such as diabetes or heart disease, or patients who have had radiation therapy to the head/neck area need to be evaluated on an individual basis. If you are considering implants, talk to your dentist to see if they are right for you.

Does Insurance Cover the Cost?

In general, dental implants are not covered by dental insurance at this time. Coverage under your medical plan may be possible, depending on the insurance plan and/or cause of tooth loss. Detailed questions about your individual needs and how they relate to insurance should be discussed with your dentist and insurance provider.

What Is Involved in Getting a Dental Implant?

The first step in the dental implant process is the development of an individualized treatment plan which can be provided to you by calling or visiting Red Cliffs Dental. The plan addresses your specific needs and is prepared by a team of professionals who are specially trained and experienced in oral surgery and restorative dentistry. This team approach provides coordinated care based on the implant option that is best for you.

Next, the tooth root implant, which is a small post made of titanium, is placed into the bone socket of the missing tooth. As the jawbone heals, it grows around the implanted metal post, anchoring it securely in the jaw. The healing process can take from six to 12 weeks. Once the implant has bonded to the jawbone, a small connector post, called an abutment, is attached to the post to securely hold the new tooth. To make the new tooth or teeth, your dentist makes impressions of your teeth, and creates a model of your bite (which captures all of your teeth, their type, and arrangement). The new tooth or teeth is based on this model. A replacement tooth, called a crown, is then attached to the abutment. Instead of one or more individual crowns, some patients may have attachments placed on the implant that retain and support a removable denture.

Your dentist also will match the color of the new teeth to your natural teeth. Because the implant is secured within the jawbone, the replacement teeth look, feel, and function just like your own natural teeth.

How Painful Are Dental Implants?

Most people who have received dental implants say that there is very little discomfort involved in the procedure. Local anesthesia can be used during the procedure, and most patients report that implants involve less pain than a tooth extraction. After the dental implant, mild soreness can be treated with over-the-counter pain medications, such as Tylenol or Motrin.

How Do I Care for Dental Implants?

Dental implants require the same care as real teeth, including brushing, flossing, rinsing with an antibacterial mouthwash, and regular dental check-ups.Let Red Cliffs Dental help to keep your teeth healthy. Whether it be dental implants or a simple teeth whitening, choose the pain-free option by going with Red Cliffs Dental in St. George, Utah. Serving customers from multiple St. George areas including the Washington and Santa Clara neighborhood.  



Save Your Teeth: Harmful Foods to Avoid

Written by Red Cliffs Dental on . Posted in Blog, Oral Health

Suckers

These hard candies may seem harmless but constantly eating these sugar rocks can lead to problems. Hard candies like suckers are risky to eat not only because they are full of unhealthy sugars, but they can lead to a broken or chipped tooth.  

No sugar or other additives and made of water. Sounds healthy, right? Unfortunately chewing on hard substances like ice can lead to chipped or broken teeth and damaged tooth enamel which could lead to getting dental implants.  



Sticky Foods

Even healthy snacks can be detrimental to your teeth. Dried fruit is a great example; it’s healthy but tends to be very sticky. Sticky foods can damage your teeth because the food can remain stuck on your teeth after you’re finished eating. After eating sticky food, rinse your mouth with water and brush and floss carefully.



Crunchy foods

Once you pop the fun don’t stop. The fun will stop if you’re not careful with crunchy foods. The starch in potato chips often gets trapped in your teeth. If you just can’t help yourself and have to at chips, floss thoroughly that day to remove all the plaque building food particles.


Soda & Sports Drinks

Sipping sugary drinks builds plaque bacteria that attacks your tooth enamel. Acidic soda, both caffeinated and diet, are bad for your teeth. Caffeine can also dry out your mouth. Sports drinks may sound deceptively healthy but sugar is often the top ingredient in sports and energy drinks. Aim for the low-sugar option or just drink water to rehydrate.



Life is meant to be lived and nobody has a perfect diet; eating sugar and junk food is fun. While you enjoy your favorite foods let Red Cliffs Dental help to keep your teeth healthy. Whether it be dental implants or a simple teeth whitening, choose the pain-free option by going with Red Cliffs Dental in St. George, Utah.

 

 

What’s That in Your Hand?

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Every six months you get a reminder that it’s time to visit the dentist again. The bi-yearly teeth checkup ritual feels quite familiar. Going to the dentist becomes a something that you get used to because it just needs to be done. Like taking out the trash, if you keep putting it off, life begins to stink. Is it weird that the dentist is shoving sharp metal objects, vacuums, & electric machinery into your mouth? Maybe, but not once you’re used to it. Let’s take a step back and get to know a few pieces of dental machinery that many dentists use to make our mouths feel so fresh after we leave.  

Probe

Although they look like tools out of a horror flick, these are what help scrape out all that nasty plaque and tartar buildup on your teeth. They can be annoying to tolerate but just remember how good it feel to be able to see actual gaps and space between your teeth, or dental implants, after leaving the dentist, a lot of that comes from these bad boys.

Mouth Mirror

These mirrors are usually round and help the dentist to get a behind-the-scenes look at your teeth, sounds personal right? It is. Your teeth can be more easily examined and cleaned with one of these. It’s nice knowing where to stick those sharp pointy objects without having to guess.     

Drill

Probably the most intimidating piece of dental equipment, the dentist drill is used to remove decay and shape tooth structure. They are usually made of steel or tungsten carbide. The tip on them may also have a diamond coating for assured strength. These drills have a unique sound that often incites people’s fear of the dentist. Dr Painless at Red Cliffs dental opts for laser dentistry over the traditional drill for many procedures which makes the experience painless less intimidating.    

 

Whether it be dental implants or a simple teeth whitening, choose the pain-free option by going with Red Cliffs Dental in St. George, Utah.

 

 

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