When you seek care at our office, you are assured that Mogelof Dental Group and their staff utilize the latest in technology to enhance the quality and fit for your dental care. Our providers use high power dental magnification to enhance the precision of our patient care. Dentistry is micro-surgery. Using magnification similar to that of other surgeons’ allow us to create dental restorations with incredibly precise fit and finish. You just can’t fulfill that level of care with the naked eye. In addition to allowing precise, close-up work, we work with high powered L.E.D. lights that directs a beam of light directly on the teeth, minimizing glare for you.
Many dentists use air-driven “hand-pieces” (the dental term for “drills”). While acceptable for many procedures, these “whiney sounding” air-powered hand pieces all have a degree of non-concentricity; they do not rotate perfectly smoothly. For the most precise aspects of restorative procedures, we use electric hand-pieces. This results in extraordinarily precise interfaces between your tooth and your new restoration ( crown , veneer , or filling ). This will bring more comfort to you as well. With a more precise tool, there is less vibration and less noise.
Our Doctors and staff choose carefully at what interval your radiographs (x-rays) are taken. There are many guidelines that we follow based on your individual needs. Radiographs allow us to see everything we cannot see with our own eyes. Radiographs enable us to detect cavities in between your teeth, determine bone level, and analyze the health of your bone. We can also examine the roots and nerves of teeth, diagnose lesions such as cysts or tumors, as well as assess damage when trauma occurs. Dental radiographs are invaluable aids in diagnosing, treating, and maintaining dental health.
Exposure time for dental radiographs is extremely minimal. Mogelof Dental Group utilizes Digital Imaging Technologies within the office. With digital imaging, exposure time is about 50 percent less when compared to traditional radiographs. In addition to reducing your exposure to x-rays, these images can be enlarged on our computer monitor and enhanced in numerous ways to provide an even greater level of detail about your teeth and bones.
Many patients, especially younger patients, are very familiar with the latest technology and are comfortable with our high tech practice. Computers and TV screens are their primary method of information processing.
The Mogelof Dental Group has been using a wireless intraoral camera since 1998, one of the first to use a wireless camera in the U.S.
The Mogelof Dental Group utilizes intraoral camera technology that helps enhance your understanding of your diagnosis. An intraoral camera is a very small camera – which allows our practice to view clear, precise images of your mouth, teeth and gums in order for us to accurately make a diagnosis and communicate it clearly to you. With clear, defined, enlarged images, you see details that may be missed by standard mirror examinations.
Intraoral cameras also enable our practice to save your images in our office computer to provide a permanent record of treatments. These images can be printed for you, other specialists, labs, or insurance companies.
Carifree and Decay Prevention
Dentistry has struggled for many years to find the reason that some patients suffer from an unusually high recurrent decay rate. Recently, within the last several years, researchers have determined there is a strong relationship between the pH of the mouth, the quality of saliva, and aggressive decay. New strategies have emerged using “systems” to help patients reduce, and in some cases, eliminate constant decay recurrence. The Carifree company has developed a rinse system that has been effective in this area of dental problems. We have been using Carifree in our practice for several years and feel it has helped many patients. We suggest patients visit their website, Carifree.com and read articles and understand the concepts on which this product is based.
We also urge our patients to discuss their decay history with us at their visits so we can help reduce the occurrence of decay and the costs it involves. We want to be your ally in resolving your oral health issues.