High Tech Dentistry
Fast Track Orthodontics: Shorter Treatment Time, Less Visits
The world is moving forward at a faster pace than ever before in history. A post at 10am on Facebook is now old news by 3:30 in the afternoon. The cell phone you bought in July is outdated by Christmas. Dentistry is no exception to this rule and Dream Smile Dental has introduced two new technologies that allow the doctors to get more accurate and faster orthodontic results.
Orthodontic treatment involves using braces, Invisalign or other appliances to move teeth into a desired position. This process loosens the tooth and then new bone grows in to support the tooth in its new position. This is called bone remodeling. The Propel System is a micro-invasive procedure performed by orthodontists to greatly reduce the time in which teeth are moved. Through a groundbreaking scientifically proven, patented process, the alveolar bone is stimulated to induce the bone remodeling progression which accelerates tooth movement in the treated area. When used during active treatment, the length of time required to move teeth has been shown to be reduced by up to 50%. Propel is an in-office treatment performed by the dentist.
Acceledent also induces the bone remodeling process that occurs during orthodontic treatment. It was discovered in the space program that bone goes through cycles which eventually causes the bone to become denser. Orthodontic treatment aims to move teeth during the phase of the bone cycle when it has not yet become too dense to allow safe tooth movement. Research and medical literature has shown that the application of low level vibration forces to bone can stop and reverse the bone density process. This is called micro pulse technology. Acceledent is an FDA approved mouthpiece device for at home use. The mouthpiece activator generates gentle micro pulses to reverse bone density and safely accelerate the bone remodeling process to speed up orthodontic treatment. It has also been proven to decrease discomfort associated with teeth movement.
With the help of these two systems, we are able to speed up your orthodontic treatment by up to half the length without not only compromising the results, but actually making them more accurate. Call Dream Smile Dental (781) 828-4568 to schedule an orthodontic consultation and mention “Fast Track”.
NuCalm®... the all-natural way to experience a relaxing dental visit
We know our patients are looking for greater comfort and faster dental appointments, which is why we are proud to introduce NuCalm®, a revolutionary all-natural technology. Our patients love the comfort of the NuCalm dental experience.
To date over 140,000 dental patients across the United States have experienced a relaxing dental appointment with NuCalm. 98% of patients who have experienced NuCalm state they would recommend it to their friends and family.
What Patients Are Saying
"Absolutely awesome! I'm sold and can't imagine another appointment without it!"
"I actually feel better about being here! Usually I can't stand to be in the chair...now I can do it!"
"I felt very calm and relaxed. I did not realize a dental appointment could be this easy! I lost track of time!" Chris
"I can't believe that was 90 minutes - only felt like it was 30 minutes tops!"
Deep relaxation is achieved through four simple steps. NuCalm is administered by our team at the beginning of your appointment and most patients experience deep relaxation within 3 to 5 minutes. While listening to soothing music, you will relax comfortably in the chair for the entire appointment. Once your dental appointment is completed, you can leave our office immediately with no side effects, no impairments, and no recovery time.
News is spreading quickly about NuCalm®. It was featured on ABC News, CBS News, NBC News, Fox News, and WGN Chicago.
See news stories at www.NuCalm.com
How does NuCalm work?
Step 1: Chew dietary supplements containing all-natural ingredients that interrupt stress. The dietary supplements will not counteract or interfere with any medications or dietary restrictions.
Step 2: Patches are applied behind each ear for microcurrent stimulation. Research shows this helps to facilitate relaxation.
Step 3: Wear headphones and listen to soothing music. Layered in the music is proprietary neuroacoustic software designed to facilitate deep relaxation.
Step 4: Wear NuCalm light-blocking eye mask to remove visual stimuli and maintain relaxation.
Why we love NuCalm
We are always looking for ways to improve your dental visit. NuCalm provides a uniquely positive experience, reduces your stress, and lets you leave feeling refreshed. NuCalm also allows us to focus exclusively on doing our best dentistry. Our patients and the team love NuCalm and we are proud to provide this exceptional technology to you.
Ask our elite dental team today how you can experience NuCalm during your next visit.
With NuCalm, everybody wins!
High Tech Cold Sore Treatments
Cold sores, which we all know as unsightly, painful blemishes around the mouth, are caused by the herpes simplex virus. The virus often lies dormant until activated by stress, sunlight, a poorly functioning immune system, or a high fever. Cold sores usually appear on the lips, but in some cases can appear on the nose, chin, or cheeks. Cold sores, no matter where they first occur, have a tendency to recur in the same area.
Treating Cold Sores with Laser
During laser treatment for cold sores, light energy released by the laser is delivered to the cold sore. The light energy penetrates the virus and causes the virus to go into remission.
Laser treatment for a cold sore is a fast, painless procedure. It can be performed by one of our dentists or hygienists to any cold sore lesion on the lips. Treatment of the cold sore during the “tingly feeling" stage can prevent the cold sore from progressing to the “full bloom" stage; however, treatment after the blister has formed will still greatly reduce symptoms and shorten the course of the outbreak. Laser treatment also significantly reduces the chance of another cold sore recurring in the area that was treated.
If you suffer from frequent or even occasional cold sore break outs, this treatment is for you!
Many patients exclaim that nothing works better! Once you try it and see the results, you will be addicted to this amazing laser treatment. The sooner you get in for the laser treatment, the better your results. Call at first notice of tingling, 781-330-0900.
A Patient tells Dream Smile Dental...
My lip is spectacular….usually by this time it is a completely open sore with ooze and scabbing. It was sore yesterday, like it was about ready to break open, but it didn't. There is still a small spot that is pretty much unnoticeable. I think it is a great thing and would do it again in a heartbeat!
Benefits of Laser Cold Sore Treatment
- Easy and Painless
- Results are immediate
- Takes just 15 minutes
- Covered by Most Insurances
Viroxyn: Professional Cold Sore Treatment Medication
Dream Smile Dental has introduced another defense against cold sores: professional strength Viroxyn. Viroxyn stops the cold sore in its tracks and heals it in 3 days. It also stops any pain associated with the cold sore in 1 day.
Both the laser and Viroxyn used in conjunction is the ideal treatment for cold sores, but they also work well independently and offer a better
solution than anything over the counter. In fact, a recent study comparing Viroxyn and Abreva showed Veroxin to be 89% effective vs Abreva which is only 37% effective.
Getting Rid of the Root Canal Stigma
We know that a root canal procedure isn’t often the most welcomed experience, but at Dream Smile Dental we do everything possible to make this procedure a comfortable experience. Dr. Paul Kaplan, a Harvard microscope trained endodontist, is also an instructor at the Graduate Endodontic program at Harvard University School of Dental Medicine.
At Dream Smile Dental, Dr. Kaplan uses a high tech LED light assisted microscope, Labomed Prima. The use of the microscope provides a very highly magnified and illuminated field. Used in medicine for years, the dental microscope has become an invaluable tool when performing endodontic (root canal) treatment.
Also, in certain cases, the dental microscope will be used by your general dentist to find cracks and detect any defects on your teeth before any major problems develop.
By using the dental microscope, your dentist will have great magnification capabilities, better access and the means to see small details with great precision, ensuring that the anatomy of the tooth is more readily inspected. This greatly enhances the dentist's abilities to locate extra root canals inside your tooth.
As a result, you will benefit by having a quicker and a more efficient procedure, with an even higher expected success rate.
High Tech Imaging with Half the Radiation
Comfort for the Patient
Dream Smile Dental in Canton, MA is one of the few dental offices to have the Picasso Trio, a three dimensional imaging system which takes the highest quality x-rays without intra oral sensors. Patients are asked to bite down on a small tab and the machine moves around the patient’s head to capture the x-ray image in less than 15 seconds using 50% less radiation than most digital x-ray systems.
A more accurate diagnosis
The clarity and precision of the panoramic image, which is what had replaced the necessity of 18 small x-rays, vividly outlines areas of decay.
A cephalometric film shows an x-ray image of the entire skull which is used in orthodontic treatment and is very helpful in measuring the airway.
Measurement of the airway, paired with the use of 3D jaw scan helps pinpoint the proper position of the jaw.
This is helpful because if dental restorations such as crowns, bridges and veneers are placed while the patient’s jaw is in the correct position, it can relieve TMJ symptoms such as headaches, jaw pain, neck and back pain, ringing in the ears and tingling of the fingers.
A three dimensional scan of the entire jaw is also used to accurately simulate an implant. The dentist can measure depth, evaluate the bone quality and prepare for exact implant placement. This increases the success of the implant because almost all factors of surgery are precisely predicted and planned for.
Digital Scanner Provides Enhanced Precision, Comfort, and Convenience
The Cadent iTero™ Digital Impression System.
Designed to replace the “dreaded goop”, unpleasant taste, drooling, and gagging associated with traditional impression taking, iTero enables Dream Smile Dental to offer our patients a technology driven impression procedure that is far superior to conventional methods. By using a hand-held wand to optically scan the area to be restored, the patients’ entire impression is created 100% digitally with no mess or bad taste. This translates into a more comfortable impression process and restorations that look and feel like natural teeth.
iTero eliminates weaknesses in the impression process, such as voids, pulls, and tears. With a precise starting point, we are able to create digitally accurate restorations.
Once patients experience the benefits of iTero we are certain they will come away impressed, and with a great smile.
IRIS - Intraoral Camera: Educating Our Patients
Today’s Dentistry is about speed, comfort, quality and convenience. That’s why Dream Smile Dental is equipped with The IRIS Intraoral Camera which features a comfortable narrow soft-tip with brilliant 8-point LED lighting and Sony’s Hi-Resolution CCD for best-of-class image sharpness.
At Dream Smile Dental we strongly believe in patient education. We want to provide you with clear high tech diagnostic information so that you can make the best and most educated decision about your treatment. Your oral health is important to us and we strive to thoroughly explain and show you everything you need to know to maintain your oral health.