We Are a Dental Digital Imaging Practice – Proud Owners Of A Itero Element 2

itero element 2 - We Are a Dental Digital Imaging Practice

iTero Element 2

We’ll Make a Great First Impression

The iTero Element Scanner is a state-of-the-art digital scanning system that eliminates the need for unpleasant traditional alginate impressions—no more messy putty in your mouth! With our iTero Element Scanner, we can digitally capture a detailed, 3D model of your teeth and gums. Not only is an iTero Element digital scan far more comfortable than the old putty-based impressions, but it’s faster and provides images that are more precise.

Say “goodbye” to the goop-filled impression trays!

  • No goop or gag to worry about
  • Fast, accurate scan for superior diagnostics
  • Ideal for crowns, bridges, implants, and Invisalign® clear aligners and retainers
  • See a simulation of your potential post-treatment smile

During the scanning process, your dentist will use the iTero Element Scanner’s wand to capture images of your teeth and gum tissue. You can breathe or swallow as you normally would. You can even pause during the process if you need to sneeze or just want to ask a question.

The iTero Element Scanner will give us a 3D model of your mouth that we can use with all dental services, including the Invisalign Outcome Simulator, to show you what your new smile might look like.

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A Quicker and Easier Way to Whiten Your Teeth

Iveri Speed Teeth Whitening Kit

This professional-level light-activated home whitening system delivers visible results in only 20 minutes, with no need for custom trays or uncomfortable, messy whitening strips. Ideal for patients who want to lighten teeth quickly before important events, such as weddings or professional portraits. Package includes one LED light, one attachable reusable whitening tray, four 3.5ml syringes of whitening agent, one shade chart, and instructions for use.

Instructions

  1. Open the bottom battery cover of the whitening LED Light and connect the battery (a battery is provided in the package)
  2. Connect the attachable whitening tray “it just slides in”
  3. If you press the button on the unit you should feel it vibrate and a blue light turns on. Start off by taking a baseline shade of your teeth. (A shade guide is provided in the package)
  4. Dispense a thin layer of gel along the front edges of the tray (top and bottom) **Do not overfill the tray**
  5. Turn the light on and insert the tray into your mouth. Move the tray side to side to ensure the gel covers all the tooth surfaces.
  6. The recommended treatment time is 20 minutes; however, the LED light will automatically shut off every 10 minutes.
  7. After treatment, remove the tray, rinse your mouth with warm water, and brush your teeth to remove any excess gel.
  8. Take a final shade of your teeth. Treatment can be repeated immediately for better results.
  9. If you aren’t achieving your desired results after 2-3 applications, please speak with your dental professionals.
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Tooth Paste With An Extra Boost

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The difference between MI Paste & Clinpro 5000

In certain situations, we advise the daily use of a take-home toothpaste which we can provide. Depending on your specific needs, we will recommend one of the following:

Clinpro 5000

  1. Clinpro 5000 is used when fluoride is low or is not in your city’s water.

(FYI the city of Calgary removed fluoride out of its drinking water 8 years ago!)

  1. Clinpro 5000 prevents tooth decay, used when there is a lot of decay present.
  2. Clinpro 5000 should be used immediately after brushing or flossing your teeth.
  • For best results, use the medication just before bedtime, unless your doctor tells you otherwise.
  • Swish this medication in your mouth without swallowing. Then spit it out.
  • Do not eat, drink, or rinse your mouth for 30 minutes after using Clinpro 5000
  • If swallowed, may cause an upset stomach

MI Paste

  1. Does not contain fluoride
  2. Made out of a special milk-derived protein that releases calcium and phosphate to the surface of the teeth. Do not use on patients with a milk protein casein allergy!
  3. Relieves tooth sensitivity (root exposure, whitening, eroded teeth, cracked teeth)
  4. Most commonly used by orthodontic patients to prevent “white spots”.
  5. Helps improve salivary flow for patients with dry mouth and minimizes acid erosion.
  6. Can be used on babies under two.
  7. Brush with a fluoride toothpaste in the morning and at night
  • Apply a pea-sized amount of MI Paste to your teeth’s surface using a cotton swab or gloved finger
  • Leave undisturbed for 3 minutes
  • Expectorate (spit) but do not rinse; leave the excess to slowly dissolve

 

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Cannabis in Canada and its Dental Consequences

cannabis in canada and its dental consequences

Now that cannabis use is legal in Canada, we are seeing more dental patients experiencing symptoms related to cannabis use. The most common oral health risks are:

  1. Staining
  2. Xerostomia (Dry Mouth)
  • This can lead to cavities.
  1. Attachment loss
  2. Gingival enlargement (Puffy gums)

Cannabis causes excessive oral dryness, whether it is taken for recreational or medical purposes. Ways to reduce tooth decay associated with dry mouth are as follows:

  1. Drink more water (9 -12 cups per day)
  2. Brush and floss twice a day.
  3. Eat regular meals.
  4. Avoid alcohol, caffeine, carbonated beverages after smoking.
  5. Avoid overly salty foods.
  6. Use artificial saliva, available at your local pharmacy (Xylimelts, Biotène®)
  7. Visit your dentist/hygienist regularly.
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