Category Archives: New Technology

New advanced service for our patients- Laser Bacterial Reduction

Our team is constantly learning and striving to advance the standard of patient care in our office.  As such we have recently added a new procedure to help fight periodontal disease, laser bacterial reduction(LBR).

Understanding of periodontal disease has increased greatly over the last few years, and we know that this disease is a bacterial infection in the gum tissues around the teeth.  We now not only treat periodontal disease with the removal of mechanical irritants and disease tissue with your periodontal cleanings, but are also addressing the underlying infection that causes it with LBR.  We recommend that our periodontal patients have their teeth and gums decontaminated with the diode laser during their cleaning appointments for three major reasons:

  1. To reduce or eliminate bacteria from your mouth getting into your blood stream
  2. To prevent cross contamination of infection in one area of your mouth to other areas
  3. To kill periodontal disease bacteria and stop the infection before they cause physical destruction or loss of bony support around your teeth.

The laser bacterial reduction (LBR) process is painless and normally takes about 5-10 minutes. We highly recommend you take advantage of this service at your next visit.

Spinach and Garbanzo Beans

Ingredients

1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
4 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 onion, diced
1 (10 ounce) box frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained well
1 (12 ounce) can garbanzo beans, drained
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon salt
Directions
1.Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium-low heat. Cook the garlic and onion in the oil until translucent, about 5 minutes. Stir in the spinach, garbanzo beans, cumin, and salt. Use your stirring spoon to lightly mash the beans as the mixture cooks. Allow to cook until thoroughly heated. Serves 4
Nutritional Information
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 169 | Total Fat: 4.9g | Cholesterol: 0mg Powered by ESHA Nutrient Database

Comfortable Anesthesia–“The Wand” is Here!

I continually monitor and assess the advancing state of the art in Dental technology and, when warranted, I will introduce especially beneficial additions to patient care.

I am pleased to have begun using a truly wonderful device – the Wand handpiece.  Using this computerized tool has meant providing local anesthetic injections of all types with true ease – and most importantly, to the complete comfort of my patients. I hold the Wand like a pen, and it offers unmatched tactile feel and ease of control, absent the usual muscle fatigue that eventually occurs with a traditional syringe. The Wand now makes giving an injection one of the simplest tasks I do for each patient.