Ultimate in Patient Education
At all levels of care, be it routine cleanings or dental
restorations, cosmetic enhancements or periodontal treatments,
patients can have questions. Even when you don’t know what you
want to ask, it’s important for you to be able to get answers.
That’s why we utilize the CAESY patient information program.
This system enables us to provide you with comprehensive
information on every aspect of dental care, from your child’s
first visit to their grandparents’ dentures and everything in
between. Visit our patient education center by clicking the
Dental Trauma in Sports
Did you know that 5 million teeth are knocked out each year in
the United States alone? Many sports can be dangerous without
the proper protection. We’ve found the fit of one-size-fits-all
mouthguards sold in stores to be less than ideal. They can make
proper breathing difficult while running during sports like
soccer or basketball. That’s why we offer custom-made sports
mouthguards that fit you or your child well, protect their teeth
and the soft tissues of the mouth, and can be worn for any sport
– football, soccer, hockey, baseball, basketball, and more!
Painless Protection from Tooth
Decay is – surprisingly to some people – not the main reason for
tooth loss. In truth, periodontal disease, also known as gum
disease, is the main culprit. Our office is pleased to offer
ARESTIN™ to our patients. This powerful weapon against gum
disease comes in powder form, containing microspheres that are
so small they can’t be seen by the naked eye. These microspheres
deliver a time-released antibiotic directly to the spaces
between the gums and teeth, where the bacterial infection that
causes gum disease festers. ARESTIN kills this bacteria, saving
your teeth without pain!
Oral Cancer – Minimize Your
It’s an often unknown statistic that oral cancer causes one
American death every hour. For 40 years, this mortality rate
hasn’t changed. But it’s not all bad news. Early detection means
a 90% cure rate for oral cancer. That’s why we conduct a visual
screening for oral cancer at every six-month checkup and
cleaning. If the hygienist or doctor sees anything that gives
them cause for concern, they’ll refer you to an oral surgeon.
This screening could literally save your life!
Digital X-Rays Reduce
Radiation by up to 75%
Our practice is very pleased to offer digital X-rays. Using this
technology, we take images of your teeth with a digital sensor
and download them directly into our computer, where they are
immediately available. Our digital X-ray unit makes it possible
to view your entire mouth, including the upper and lower jaws.
These methods result in 75% less radiation than conventional
X-rays. No more waiting for images to develop and no more
chemical waste to pollute the environment.
The Highest Standards in
At the Dental Group of Meriden-Wallingford, your safety is our
highest priority. Therefore we take sterilization very
seriously. We use a special unit called an autoclave to clean
and sterilize all instruments between each use. An independent
company regularly monitors the autoclave to ensure the highest
level of safety and cleanliness. Our staff is trained to provide
the highest level of compliance in sterilization. Your health is
too important to us to take even the slightest risk.
Have questions about how
the latest dental technology can make your visit more
comfortable than ever before? Give us a call today at (203)