At Gracious Smiles Aesthetic General Dentistry, we take pride in staying current with the latest technologies and treatment methods available to ensure we take the best possible care of our patients. We also know that home care is equally important as your visits with us, so we stock some of the most popular professional-grade products that, of course, all come with a shining recommendation from your oral health advocates (that’s us!). These products ensure better checkups, and our technology ensures each appointment is quick and comfortable with peace of mind knowing our diagnostic tools are cutting-edge to catch small problems before they progress.
Dr. April Davis wants her Southern hospitality to shine through in everything we do, which includes our use of digital x-ray technology that makes visits faster and more convenient for you. You deserve the best of the best, which is great because what’s good for you is good for us, too!
Digital x-rays are safer than traditional x-rays for both you and for our team. Plus, they can be taken in a matter of seconds right from the dental chair and viewed on the screen alongside the doctor almost instantly. Digital x-rays are more accurate, so we can gain a better understanding of your treatment needs and catch any small problems before they become big problems.
If you’re concerned about radiation exposure, you can find comfort in the fact that digital dental x-rays are safer than a flight from LA to NYC. Having x-rays taken once per year also produces less radiation exposure than living for one year in a brick building or your yearly dose of radiation from the food you consume. With how much invaluable data digital x-rays provide in terms of your dental health, radiation exposure should be of no cause for concern.
At Gracious Smiles, we hold on to traditions of hospitality and family values while modernizing our care with the most advanced technologies. We’ve left behind a time when the only way we could examine your mouth was through the magic of sight and a tiny mirror. Thank goodness!
Intraoral cameras allow us to take high-resolution video images that show up in real time on the screen and can be significantly magnified. This technology gives us a better insight into your oral health for earlier detection of disease and decay. Images displayed on the screen also allow you to see what we see—while we see it—so you can better understand your oral health and treatment needs.
Most intraoral cameras provide magnification up to 25x. That means tiny areas of concern that would have been ambiguous in the past can now be blown up to allow us to easily diagnose the problem and get you on the proper course of treatment. It also means tiny problems that would have gone unnoticed in the past will be clearly visible, so we can catch disease and decay earlier than ever.
What kind of dentist would we be if we didn’t provide our highest-recommended brand of toothbrush? We know electric toothbrushes (particularly Sonicare) don’t come cheap and you may be wondering if the expense is necessary. Well, not necessarily, unless your goal is optimal oral health—which it should be!
The truth is, electric toothbrushes provide more strokes per minute and are therefore more effective at removing plaque. Plus, it takes less effort to get the job done! Sonicare has many different brushes available, and it’s important to find the one that suits your individual needs. We would be happy to recommend one for you!
The Philips Sonicare electric toothbrush line now includes 14 different makes and models for different oral health needs. Some are designed for plaque control, others for gum health, others to remove stains for gentle and effective teeth whitening. Their most affordable model starts at under $40, so even if you don’t have a big budget, you can still reap the benefits of sonic cleaning power with Sonicare.
Flossing is annoying, yet it’s something we should all do more often. For some, traditional string floss isn’t even an option and isn’t ideal for braces or dental restorations. What if we told you there is a better way?
You’ve probably heard something about water flossing, a relatively new oral health trend that’s sweeping the nation. Water flossing is easier, faster, and more effective than traditional string floss. Water flossing helps remove plaque from between teeth and along the gumline, effectively preventing and reducing gingivitis and gum disease.
How often do you floss with traditional string floss or other flossing methods? Is it every day? If so, wow, nice work. If not, you’re not alone. Water flossers make flossing easier, faster, and more effective, so if investing in this technology means you will actually floss every day like you should—then yes, a water flosser is 100% worth the investment. Although we may be biased, we think any investment in your oral health is a worthy one, and we hope you feel that way too. Trust us, your oral and overall health will thank you.
For patients struggling with oral health problems like tartar, tooth decay, gum disease, or dry mouth, we often prescribe different mouth rinses to kill the bacteria and get infections under control. Mouth rinses are one of the best full mouth treatments as they reach deep into every nook and cranny to wash away bad bugs that may be hiding.
With OraCare, we can fight against all these problems with a single rinse. OraCare harnesses the power of activated chlorine dioxide and xylitol to effectively combat pathogens that cause oral health problems, without any lingering harmful chemicals.
If you struggle with any of the issues listed to the left, OraCare might be just the ticket to help get your oral health back on the right track. OraCare rinse can help treat existing dental health problems and prevent further complications in the future. Schedule a checkup with us today— we would be happy to discuss your options for helping you reach optimal oral health and wellness.
If you’re looking for a dentist in the greater Toledo area with clinical expertise, advanced technology, and a passion for taking care of people, you’ve come to the right place. Contact your Waterville dentist, Dr. April Davis at Gracious Smiles, today to experience the difference for yourself. We can’t wait to smile with you.
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