Dr. Rosanna Masciadri performs a thorough examination for a healthy living. A yearly exam is recommended to your dental health. Early detection of dental problems can prevent complications to your overall health including heart problems and other oral cancer.
Our dental hygienist performs oral prophylaxis followed by a a thorough education on how to maintain good oral hygiene. She will also take necessary digital x-rays at the time of your visit
Here are a few of the PREVENTIVE TOOLS and MATERIALS we offer and render to our patients.
TWO TONE Tablets
Plaque disclosing tablets can help you brush better by revealing where plaque is hiding on your teeth. Just chew one cherry flavored Two-Tone Tablet after you brush your teeth. Older plaque will be temporarily stained blue, and newer plaque will temporarily be stained red.
Whether you have braces or not, you can use this disclosing solution to show how much plaque is left on your teeth after you brush. Two-Tone Tablets contain a harmless blue and red dye that is attracted to the bacteria and plaque on your teeth and other surfaces in your mouth. Don't worry, the staining is only temporary.
Use Two Tone Disclosing Tablets regularly until you find no more stained areas of dental plaque. Recheck your brushing habits with the disclosing solution again after a few weeks to ensure that you are brushing properly.
Icon provides an innovative option for treatment of smooth surface and proximal carious lesions because: "Instead of taking a "wait and see" approach, Icon can arrest the progress of early enamel lesions up to the first third of dentin – in one simple procedure, without unnecessary loss of healthy tooth structure!"
Lesions infiltrated by Icon take on the appearance of the surrounding healthy enamel. This provides a highly esthetic alternative to micro-abrasion and restorative treatments of cariogenic white spots.
It's Like Vitamins for Your Teeth!
Saliva helps provide essential minerals that strengthen your teeth and protect the enamel. Various activities can create an acid imbalance that makes it difficult to produce saliva and protective minerals.
MI Paste is a one-of-a-kind product that restores minerals and helps you produce saliva. It is the only dental product with RECALDENT™ (CPP-ACP), a special milk-derived protein that is a breakthrough in oral health care in helping to remineralize teeth.
MI Paste and MI Paste Plus with RECALDENT™ (CPP-ACP):
• Strengthens your teeth with tooth-replenishing calcium and phosphate
• Releases vital minerals into your mouth when and where they are needed
• Produces a saliva-like environment that maintains normal acid levels and healthy teeth
• RECALDENT™ CPP-ACP is milk derived with lactose content less than 0.01%.*
• Helps condition, protect and rebuild your tooth surfaces
• Is a water-based, sugar-free crème that comes in five delicious flavors
MI Paste with RECALDENT (CPP-ACP) fortifies your teeth to keep your smile vibrant for a lifetime.
THERAMINTS provide excellent therapy that may reduce the risk of caries and help fight oral malodor. TheraMints™ can be an important part of daily oral hygiene for many patients and is especially beneficial for xerostomic patients.
Features and Benefits:
Stimulates saliva flow
May reduce the risk of caries
Fights oral malodor
Promotes neutral pH
Fluoride helps prevent tooth decay by making the tooth more resistant to acid attacks from plaque bacteria and sugars in the mouth. It also reverses early decay. In children under six years of age, fluoride becomes incorporated into the development of permanent teeth, making it difficult for acids to demineralize the teeth. Fluoride also helps speed remineralization as well as disrupts acid production in already erupted teeth of both children and adults.
Dental sealants are dental treatment consisting of applying unfilled composite material to one or more teeth, mostly the permanent molars for the intended purpose of preventing dental caries.
Accurate, reliable caries detection aid. Even very small lesions are detected at the earliest stage, enabling you to protect and preserve the tooth substance.
DIAGNOdent helps to enhance the diagnosis capability and provides a great adjunct tool for early cavity detection and management.
INTRA ORAL CAMERA
While x-rays provide valuable information that we cannot get from any other source, they can't show you everything that's going on in your mouth. That's why we have invested in an intraoral camera - a highly advanced piece of diagnostic equipment that allows you to see what we see inside your mouth.
The intraoral camera handpiece is approximately the size and shape of a dental mirror. It has a built in light source, and serves as a tiny video camera that allows us to zoom in on one tooth with 25 times magnifications or give you a video tour of your entire mouth. The images are displayed on a computer monitor, so you will be able to see problems such as worn or broken fillings, cracked teeth, plaque deposits, cavities next to fillings and excessive wear. We also print an image for you to take home with .