Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Planmeca CT 3D Dental Imaging

Advanced technology is paving the way toward more effective dental procedures, including the use of the Planmeca CT 3D dental imaging software. Here at Garrison Family Dentistry, we use this technology to add to digital x-rays and provide better treatment planning and higher definition x-rays for our patients.
The Planmeca CT dental imaging machine is a multi-purpose machine that utilizes computer technology like computer aided design (CAD). With the imaging machine, we can get three-dimensional images to look more closely at the patient’s teeth and provide he or she with a more accurate diagnosis.
The Planmeca CT 3D dental imaging machine is used for everything from diagnosis to treatment planning for restorations, including dental implants, crowns, and bridges. We connect it to a medical-grade computer with CAD programming to be able to manipulate and view the images. It does not take the place of our digital x-rays, but is used alongside them for many of its benefits. With digital models of restorations, we can provide the highest quality restoration for our patients.
Visit Dr. Matthew Garrison in Smithville, MO to learn more about how the Planmeca CT 3D dental imaging technology can benefit you.

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Dental Hygiene

Proper dental hygiene is imperative on many levels. It prevents bad breath, reduces your risk of developing gum disease, and helps you save money on dental work by not needing procedures like root canals, extractions, or restorative care as often.
Dental hygiene is not just about personal oral health, though that is very important, but regular visits to the dentist as well. Twice-yearly visits are ideal for optimal dental health.
Here at Garrison Family Dentistry, we encourage our patients to take good care of their teeth, and schedule regular visits to our clinic. At home, we advise them to brush their teeth twice a day, floss once a day, and use mouthwash with fluoride on a regular basis. This keeps their mouth clean, removing debris and bacteria, and preventing plaque and decay. It also helps patients achieve better smelling breath. With regular dental visits, we can examine the patient’s mouth and teeth, look for signs of gum disease, take x-rays, and provide a professional dental cleaning.
To improve your dental hygiene and periodontal health, visit our dentist Dr. Matthew Garrison in Smithville, MO.