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THERAMINTS For Dry Mouth

We have always urged our patients with chronic dry mouth to stimulate their salivary flow.  After years of having our patients utilizing Biotene type products, with inconsistent results, we have finally found success in a product that not only tastes good for our patients, but effectively decreases that feeling of “dry mouth”.  It is called TheraMints by the manufacturer 3M ESPE.  The 100% Xylitol sweetened mints stimulates saliva flow to help maintain moisture, keeping teeth and gums hydrated with naturally occurring components of saliva associated with a healthy mouth.  TheraMints  contain xylitol, a natural sugar substitute with antimicrobial properties to minimize levels of harmful bacteria.  TheraMints won’t promote tooth decay like store brand mints sweetened with sugar or some sugar substitutes.  TherMints are an excellent choice for people with a history of cavities, those who frequently consume sugars and starches, those with orthodontic braces, and those who use medicines that reduce saliva, including blood pressure medications, antihistamines, antidepressants, diuretics, and anti-inflammatories.  Even lifestyle choices such as smoking or chewing tobacco can lead to this dry mouth condition.

All of our front office staff is familiar with the benefits of this great product. We can provide samples of TheraMints the next time you are in the office.  We are proud to stock the product knowing it can benefit you immediately.

 

 

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Sheer White SUCCESS CONTINUES

As you previously read on our Blog Post, we have added another excellent product to our bleaching arsenal.  Sheer White! Whitening Strips are easy to use, stay where they are placed, and are comfortable to wear.  Being virtually invisible our patients are loving the almost immediate change with absolute minimal sensitivity.  In continual usage for over one year in our practice, we find this product being more effective than the over the counter products often seen at your local drug stores and wholesale merchandise centers.

Please ask our knowledgeable front office staff the next time you come to our office about Sheer White and all of our bleaching options available for your whitening needs.

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Sheer White!

We are pleased to announce a remarkable new professional whitening “strip” system to our practice.  It is simply called Sheer White.  It is composed of an impregnated Whitening Strip that is easy to use, stays where it is placed, and is comfortable to wear.  The system is virtually invisible, allowing you to speak normally, and drink your favorite beverages while the strips are in place.  One can wear them at work or at play.  Please ask us about Sheer White the next time around as a less expensive and effective alternative.

 

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The Confidence of WhiteSpeed Zoom Professional Whitening

We are pleased to announce the addition of the newest professional whitening system available in dentistry today, WhiteSpeed Zoom.  Over-the-counter products cannot match the power of professional whitening.  Now with the new Whitening LED Accelerator light system, we can provide “that whiter smile” with confidence and your comfort.  Whiter teeth can make you look younger, and more attractive.  Perhaps you are going on a job interview, a first date, or making a big presentation.  Or maybe you are approachng a milestone and want to look your best.  Whatever it may be, whitening is an easy way to boost your self-confidence.  Knowing your smile looks its best makes you want to smile more.  And when you smile, the whole world tends to smile right back.  The WhiteSpeed Zoom system provides results that whitening strips can never match.  Our office has extensive training and expertise to employ this most advanced technology in bleaching today.  We will ensure both your safety and comfort.  All you have to do is lean back and relax, while our team completes the entire procedure.

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High Definition Dental Image Technology Outside of Your Mouth Has Arrived

We are pleased to announce the addition of our latest digital imaging system to examine all of your teeth, jaw bones, TMJ and sinus regions.  The key is that the latest system from PlanMeca Corporation takes all of your images OUTSIDE of your mouth.  For those of you who have small mouths, gag reflexes, bony growths in the floor or roof of your mouth, the conventional digital dental xray sensor can often impinge on to those areas making it difficult to capture the image of your tooth and keep you comfortable.  With the technology ever improving the images taken by our new Pro Max S3 radiographic system have the lowest exposure dosage in dental radiology today.  This system is the only one available that can actually “look” for cavities without putting those “bitewing” tabs inside your mouth.  For those of you suffering with “TMJ” we can screen, when necessary, the actual jaw joint itself to rule out more serious issues that can come up without sending you to an xray lab for a more lengthy series.  The sinus images can let us rule out if there are any serious congestion issues that may require further specialty care.  “Wisdom Teeth” imaging, through proper angulation, can be diagnosed to determine the “real” need for extraction treatment.  Our new high definition imaging system offers you excellent diagnostics in a comfortable manner with an extraordinary low dose exposure.  Please ask us to display the system to you on your next visit.  This technological addition continues to set the standard for our practice.  We have added equipment that is more diagnostic, definitely more user friendly for you, the patient, and safer.

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Ongoing Solutions for Those Who Experience “Dental Anxiety”

Our office is specifically designed for those that continue to struggle with “Dental Anxiety”.  Dr. Hilton has been escalating his knowledge for almost 30 years in the care for those that experience this challenging condition.  He is California State Board Certified in caring for people with a highly sophisticated technique called Intravenous Conscious Sedation.  This is a common certification for most Oral Surgeons, but very few Restorative Dentists have taken the time and concern as Dr. Hilton has to study this advanced procedure and then qualify for actual board certification.  Just know it is common and perfectly normal to have some degree of apprehension or “anxiety” prior to receiving dental treatment.  Some people, however, have much stronger feelings in this regard than others.  Whatever the cause, the bottom line is many unpleasant effects, including heart palpitation, high blood pressure, upset stomach and trouble sleeping the night before the appoinment may occur.  Many highly apprehensive patients avoid dental care for many years until their problems become so severe that they are forced to seek emergency care.

Our office is situated on the ground level inside a walking courtyard in a complex in Woodland Hills known as the French Quarter.  There is no high rise medical building to contend with.  We offer covered validated parking to make your experience comfortable.  We specialize in “Caring for the Apprehensive Dental Patient” from the moment you arrive.  We offer an open waiting room with a completely delightful staff ready to accomodate all your needs.  Our office is light and open.  Our techniques for relaxation range from Nitrous Oxide to Oral Sedation to Intravenous Sedation.  We have over-the-patient television with wireless noise reduction headphones to help put you at ease.  For longer complex procedures Dr. Hilton works hands on with a Board Certified Medical Doctor Anesthesiologist to further enhance our scope of practice to help you with all aspects of your dental care.

Sedation Dentistry is a safe, proven method to help you accomplish all the goals you have always wanted but could not envision how it could come to fruition.  Now with our modern relaxation techniques we can provide you the efficient chewing function and confident smile that you truly deserve. 

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