Technology

Dental Technology in Mira Mesa 

Much Less Radiation and a Better Image

We use digital technology for our X-rays, which means 75% less radiation and a clear, quickly developed image. By simply placing a digital sensor in your mouth, an X-ray of your teeth is immediately displayed on our computer screen. There is no waiting time and no harmful chemicals used in the process.

We Never Take Any Risks

We use state-of-the-art sterilization for dental instruments that are re-used. These are placed in an autoclave, which is monitored by an outside lab. This ensures all standards of safety and cleanliness are met after each use. Single-use tools are discarded after one treatment.

We want to assure you we maintain only the highest standards when it comes to your health.

Technology that Provides Additional Comfort During TreatmentScripps Ranch Dental Technology

Isolite® is an amazing new technology that makes treatment easier for a patient. As modern dental procedures require a dry field, Isolite makes it possible to eliminate the bulky rubber dam previously used to keep an area of your mouth dry. It also provides a brilliant light so the dentist can perform very accurate work.

Overall, the advancements in this dual-functioning device mean less time patients spend in the dental chair. The mouth is continually being vacuumed, avoiding saliva build-up or swallowing debris. The mouth doesn't become fatigued from being held open as long. And the brilliant light eliminates any shadows to allow treatment to move along and be completed with precision.

Your Teeth Have Never Felt So Clean!

With the Piezo Scaler™, having your teeth cleaned has never been easier or quicker. This high-frequency vibrational tool removes deposits of calculus and plaque faster and more thoroughly. It works well to remove any build-up below the gumline, even in deep pockets. There is little discomfort, and your teeth will be the cleanest they have ever been!

An Effective Preventive Measure Against Tooth Loss

Each year, approximately 5 million teeth are knocked out due to sports injuries or trauma to the mouth. Custom-made mouthguards are an effective solution to the problem. They fit properly and provide maximum protection. The mouthguards sold in stores often hinder adequate breathing during exertion, and do not protect as well as needed. The American Dental Association recommends the use of custom mouthguards for these sports:

Acrobatics, basketball, boxing, field hockey, football, gymnastics, handball, ice hockey, lacrosse, martial arts, racquetball, roller hockey, rugby, shotputting, skateboarding, skiing, skydiving, soccer, squash, surfing, volleyball, water polo, weight lifting, wrestling.

Xylitol Helps in Cavity Prevention

Xylitol is a naturally occurring substance in fruits and vegetables, and even our own bodies produce it. Extensive research has shown that it is effective in combating tooth decay from consuming foods high in sugars and starches. Many European dental associations have already endorsed it as the best sweetener to keep teeth healthy.

Xylitol is already widely used in chewing gum, candy, and dental products. We endorse the use of products with xylitol for fewer cavities. It has also been shown to help those suffering from allergies. If you would like more information on xylitol, be sure to ask us at your next visit.

Nothing beats an easier, more comfortable dental visit. If you have questions about the latest dental technology, give us a call today at (858) 578-0800.