Your North Hollywood, CA, dentist loves serving the residents of our community and helping them obtain their best possible smiles. We also care about our community and the environment, which is why we practice green dentistry, from the treatments we provide to our office practices. In today’s blog, we’re going to look at how we provide a cleaner and more environmentally-friendly practice!
We want to make sure our patients in Burbank, CA, enjoy optimal oral health and receive excellent, personalized care when they visit our office. To ensure this, we offer advanced technology and make efforts to provide a clean, green approach to dentistry. In today’s blog, we look at the steps we take to provide green dentistry, caring for your smiles and the environment as well.
Do you suffer from a chronic headache? Regular headaches or migraines could be caused by a number of factors, but in many cases, this is the calling card of TMJ disorder, also known as TMD. When you develop this serious jaw joint disorder, you need treatment. Otherwise, problems opening and closing your mouth could soon arise. How do we diagnose and treat TMJ disorder in North Hollywood, CA?
Advanced technology has always played a role in dentistry’s advancement, and today, it has changed much of how modern practices operate. Everything from administrative processes to diagnostic and treatment results have become more precise, streamlined, and efficient than ever before. It also leads to greener overall processes that improve the quality of care we provide as well as our patients’ overall experiences. Today, we examine two of those processes – mercury-free fillings and digital technology – and how they can improve your dental care.
Fillings that Don’t Have Mercury
Tooth-colored fillings are popular for many reasons, the most common of which is the fact that they blend in seamlessly with healthy tooth structure to remain completely discreet. However, their main benefits stem from the fact that they’re made from tooth-colored composite resin, which is comprised of highly biocompatible material that doesn’t include mercury, like metal fillings. This means fillings are safer for more patients as well as more discreet, and they eliminate the risks of releasing mercury into the environment during disposal.
Technology that Doesn’t Need Paper
Digital technology serves several purposes in dental care, from diagnostic care to record keeping. For example, digital X-rays replace traditional radiography, reducing radiation by up to 90% during the X-ray process. Digital X-rays and dental records also reduce our office’s reliance on paper, and make your dental care easier by making your records more convenient to keep updated. Other digital imaging technologies, including 3D imaging, help your oral health expert more precisely plan your treatment. They can also help us create digital models to show you what your smile will look like and help you make more educated decisions about your oral health care.
Learn More About the Benefits of Green Dentistry
Next to advanced technology and highly personalized dental care, greener and more eco-friendly processes are a significant part of our practice. To learn more, schedule a consultation by calling Modern Smile in North Hollywood, CA, today at 818-763-9353.