Cosmetic Dentistry Health and Safety
Some patients have concerns about the safety of X-rays, as well as the need for them in the cosmetic dental office. Although X-rays and radiation sound scary, the amount of radiation used to expose dental X-rays is very small. In fact, the average American may actually receive more radiation from sitting in front of the family television during a year than from traditional X-rays taken at most dentists’ office. Now, even that small amount of radiation has been reduced approximately 90% through digital X-rays, like the kind we use exclusively at Jeff Gray DDS – Sedation and Cosmectic Dentisty. Digital X-rays also have advantages like colorizing areas of decay for easier detection, the elimination of processing chemicals and time involved, and easier storage on computers.
We care about maintaining the health and beauty of your smile, and dental X-rays are an indispensable part of diagnosing your oral health. X-rays are taken to detect a number of conditions or diseases in the mouth. By taking them periodically, this helps us detect adverse situations early — before they become big problems.
If you have any additional questions or concerns about dental X-rays, just ask. We’re here to help.
Dental Sterilization and Infection Control
Comfort comes in many forms. Our sanitary standards create a worry-free environment that extends comfort even after your visit.
Sterilization and the prevention of illness should be a concern of all dental offices. One of the prime sources of contamination can be water. Our filtering, self-contained water system creates 99.9% pure water for use in all treatment situations.
All instruments connected to the water system that touch patients are heat-sterilized after each patient’s use in a process called autoclaving. Items that are not heat-sterilized are disposed of and a new one is used for each patient.