An Ounce of Prevention
PREVENTATIVE DENTISTRY AS YOUR FIRST LINE OF DEFENCE
Our emphasis on early preventative care means that we will work to retain your healthy, natural teeth.
The effects of dental issues such tooth decay, gingivitis, and periodontitis can be greatly reduced with regular visits to the dentist. Routine monitoring coupled with at-home preventative dental habits can prevent issues from occurring in the first place – catching minor dental issues before they become major.
If you consider how often we use our mouth, teeth and lips throughout the day, it’s not surprising that discomfort in any of these areas can become distracting and troublesome. Whenever we speak, smile or eat, we rely on our mouths to function properly.
The only way to maintain dental health and to prevent problems is through proper dental hygiene.
Millennium Dental’s hygienists tailor your hygiene treatments to your unique needs. We’ll help you to develop a maintenance program to suit you and ensure your comfort and continuing good health.
Laser Assisted Periodontal Therapy
Millennium Dental uses soft tissue lasers to help treat appropriate cases. Periodontal diseases range from simple gum inflammation, “gingivitis,” to more serious levels that result in major damage to the soft tissue and bone that support the teeth. In severe cases, teeth can be lost.
When gingivitis is left untreated, it can advance to “periodontitis.” In periodontitis, gums pull away from the teeth and form ‘pockets’ that are infected; the plaque spreads and grows below the gum line. Bacterial toxins and the body’s enzymes fighting the infection actually start to break down the bone and connective tissue that hold teeth in place. If not treated, the bones, gums, and connective tissue that support the teeth are destroyed. The teeth may eventually become loose and fall out or have to be removed.
Together with traditional processes of scaling and planning, we are able to produce more effective, rapidly-realized results with reduced oral trauma.
NuCalm Natural Dental Relaxation
For patients who suffer from dental phobia, going to the dentist can be a traumatic experience and one they try to avoid at all costs. Sleep sedation is not always an ideal option, as they are concerned with pain from needles and lingering side effects.
For patients who are anxious about going to the dentist and who want a natural alternative to sedation, Millennium Dental offers NuCalm, a revolutionary relaxation system that brings patients to a state of relaxation without the use of drugs.
NuCalm is safe and sedative free – meaning there are no side-effects and patients are able to proceed with their day immediately following treatment.
NuCalm works by bringing nervous patients into the first stage of sleep within five minutes of treatment. This state of relaxation is similar to the one they experience just before falling asleep. NuCalm changes the beta brain waves, associated with fear, to alpha brain waves, linked with meditation. It is a pain free, safe, and effective way to put the patient at ease and make them comfortable before their procedure.
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