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Online Dental Education Library

Our team of dental specialists and staff strive to improve the overall health of our patients by focusing on preventing, diagnosing and treating conditions associated with your teeth and gums. Please use our dental library to learn more about dental problems and treatments available. If you have questions or need to schedule an appointment, contact us.
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Tooth Decay can be Less of a Problem with Minimally Invasive Dentistry
...Traditional drilling is increasingly giving way to air abrasion, the use of a fine particle stream of aluminum oxide, glass beads or baking soda directed precisely at decayed structure and minimizing damage to healthy structure...

Less is Better: the 21st Century Approach to Tooth Decay Treatment
...We've also seen advancement in techniques like air abrasion that remove decayed tooth material while leaving more healthy structure intact better than using a traditional dental drill...

New Dental Advances Promise Better Outcomes for Treating Decay
...Instead of the dental drill, many dentists now turn to air abrasion for decay removal, equipment that emits a fine stream of abrasive particles that harms less healthy structure than a drill...

We're Improving Our Effectiveness in Treating Tooth Decay
...The dental drill is now being used less with the advent of air abrasion technology...

Air Abrasion
... A relatively new technique called air abrasion uses powerful particles of aluminum oxide to remove debris and decay...