X Marks the Spot!

Dental radiographs–known to patients as “x-rays” are an important part of a dental examination.  Usually a complete set of radiographs is taken for every new patients, and then again every 3-5 years.  A limited number of “check up x-rays” are taken once yearly during a routine hygiene appointment to look for any changes.  These images allow the dentist to properly examine the teeth, peridontium (gums and bone surrounding teeth), and jaws.  The dentist is looking for cavities between the teeth, checking the integrity of existing fillings, and evaluating the health of the gums.

Patients choose to decline dental radiographs for a number of reasons.  It is important to understand that radiographs are prescribed only when necessary.  Digital radiographs–such as those we take in our office–have a much lower level of radiation compared to older analog radiographs.  In fact, the typical dental radiograph exposes the patient to a lower level of radiation than most typical environmental exposures!  It is important to understand that a declining to have radiographs taken may lead to a misdiagnosis (or missed diagnosis!), and the benefits of radiographs far outweigh the very small risk from radiation!  Please allow us to answer any additional questions you may have about dental radiographs!

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Holiday Giveaway Winner!

Did you catch our winner for this year’s holiday giveaway?  Congratulations to our patient Amanda!  We would also like to thank everyone who stopped by to enter our raffle!

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Smile Gallery: Botox for Lips

Did you know that botox can be used around the lips?  By relaxing the muscles around the lips we were able to achieve a fuller and more symmetrical look!

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Smile Gallery: Smile Enhancement with Botox

There are many facial muscles used to smile.  A very small amount of Botox can be used to actually enhance movement!  Can you believe that she is smiling in both of these photos?  Check out that beautifully enhanced brow!

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Christmas Botox

All I want for Christmas is…Botox!  Did you know that it takes two weeks for Botox to take its full effect?  That means if you want to enhance your smile for all of those holiday photos, you should book your appointment right about now!

Holiday Giveaway!

There is only one week left to enter our holiday giveaway for a GORGEOUS Louis Vuitton bag!  Stop in (to our office), check in (on Facebook), and enter in (to our raffle)!

Smiles from Our Holiday Party

(from left–>right: Dr. Feins, Lori, Danielle, Keila, Dr. Peluso, Evelyn, Adrienne, Tacira, Elena, Mandy, Dr. Gordon, Beverly, Will, Meredith, Elena, Ashley, Phedra)