Have questions about how the latest dental technology can
make your visit easier and more comfortable than ever
before? Give us a call today at (734) 237-3814
Your Jaw and Peak
alignment of the jaw is very important in maximizing your
power and strength for athletic performance. We now offer
our athletes Under Armour ArmourBite™, a custom-fitted
mouthguard to increase your endurance, balance, strength,
and overall power. Please ask us about this tool that will
make a difference in your training and performance.
Many Americans participate in sports that can result in
injury to or loss of teeth. This can be prevented with
proper mouthguard protection. Over-the-counter mouthguards
do not fit well and can make breathing difficult during
exertion. Together with the American Dental Association, we
recommend being fitted for and wearing a custom mouthguard
for these sports:
Boxing, roller hockey, field hockey, gymnastics, skiing,
handball, lacrosse, martial arts, surfing, racquetball,
weight lifting, rugby, shotputting, skateboarding,
skydiving, soccer, basketball, squash, football, volleyball,
water polo, ice hockey, and wrestling.
No More Numbness
comfort during every procedure is our concern. Often local
anesthetics leave a patient numb for several hours after
treatment. It can be difficult to eat or talk with the numb
feeling in the face and lips. To reverse this issue, we are
pleased to have OraVerse™ for those who are uncomfortable
with this prolonged numbness. It returns the feeling in your
face and mouth to normal in only fifteen minutes!
Intra-Oral Camera Makes You a
Part of the Dental Process
Thomas believes in teamwork and will always work together
with patients in each dental decision. With the use of an
intra-oral camera, a close-up picture of your mouth lets you
see what work needs to be performed. This involves patients,
allowing them to play a role in what treatment will be
Problems with Bad Breath?
Bad breath can affect more than your social life – it could
mean more serious health problems that need to be diagnosed.
Chronic bad breath is often associated with gum disease. Dr.
Thomas addresses this problem with a fresh breath center to
reverse these issues so you may have fresh breath again!
Getting Your Teeth Their
make sure we remove all deposits of tartar and plaque from
every tooth and under the gumline – even deep pockets. We
achieve this with the piezo scaler, which is a hand tool
with high-frequency vibrations. It works fast and easy with
little or no discomfort. Your teeth will feel their cleanest
with this instrument.
75% Reduction in Radiation
we use the latest techniques in dentistry, we now use
digital X-rays. They have a 75% reduction in
radiation over traditional film X-rays. Once the picture is
taken with the digital sensor, it is immediately displayed
on our computer screen. Your entire mouth can be viewed in
just one picture. You no longer have to wait for images to
develop and there are no polluting chemicals used in the
The Ultimate in Patient
like our patients to be informed on all procedures, whether
it is a cleaning, restoration, cosmetic makeover, or
periodontal treatment. We know you will have questions and
we want you to have the complete answers you need. We use
the CAESY patient information program that gives
comprehensive information on every aspect of dental care. It
covers a complete range of topics for every family member
from a child’s first visit to the special attention a
grandparent may need.
Nitrous Oxide Sedation
those with anxieties during dental visits, we use “laughing
gas” or nitrous oxide to make treatments easy. Through a
mask, a patient inhales the medication that gives an overall
calm and relaxed state. Additionally, a local anesthetic is
administered and together, all pain is eliminated in most
We use the latest technology for sterilization of
instruments after each and every use. We do not take any
risks when it comes to your complete health care. We have a
special sterilizing unit called an autoclave. It is
monitored for the necessary level of cleanliness by an
independent lab. We also have single-use tools as they are
Defeat Gum Disease Painlessly
patients seem to think that decay is the major cause of
tooth loss. The real reason is gum (periodontal) disease!
Dr. Thomas uses ATRIDOX™ to fight infected gums. It is an
antibiotic powder with tiny, invisible microspheres that are
time-released to the area of infection. It kills the
bacteria and works effectively and painlessly.
How Does Xylitol Help to
is a naturally occurring substance found in fruit and
vegetables and produced in our own bodies every day. With
extensive medical research, it has been found that it is
effective in combating tooth decay from foods high in
starches and sugars. It is also now widely known to be the
best sweetener for teeth as it prevents, not induces, decay.
Many dental associations in European nations endorse its use
in sweetening products such as toothpaste, mouthwash,
chewing gum, tablets, and candy. It also helps to prevent
allergies and is available in a nasal spray. We encourage
our patients to try xylitol products for better dental and
upper respiratory health.