- Biolase iPlus
- Sterilization Compliance
- Digital Radiographs (X-rays)
- Air Abrasion
The WaterLase will give you a truly different alternative to the traditional tools used during treatment. WaterLase technology can completely alter your outlook on how patients feel. Unlike drills and needles, patients love WaterLase.
Kids Teeth takes the upmost care to provide a clean environment and adhere to OSHA and CDC guidelines for proper disinfection and sterilization of equipment and instruments. Infection control is extremely important for the safety of our patients and team members. Our Sterilization Center is out in the open for all to see the multi-step sterilization process. Our entire team endures an intensive training program in infection control, and monitors its efficacy.
We have incorporated Sterilox Disinfection Technology in our practice. Sterilox is the only major brand proven to kill and remove biofilms from the inside surfaces of Dental Unit Water Lines (DUWLs), and keep DUWLs biologically free and clear over time.
Our office is committed to reduce chemicals in the workplace. We use digital x-rays which not only reduces the radiation exposure of our patients by two thirds, but also eliminates the chemicals needed for conventional x-rays. Our highly effective disinfectants are bio-safe for our bodies and the environment. For more information on how a disinfectant can be safe for humans and the environment, yet harmful to bacteria, viruses, and fungi.
Digital Radiographs (X-Rays)
The type and frequency of dental radiographs (x-rays) taken are based on American Dental Association Guidelines. We aim to minimize the amount of x-rays taken with the lowest amount of radiation possible. After examining your child and assessing cavity risk, we will discuss which x-rays are recommended. X-rays are needed for areas that cannot be seen clinically. X-rays can provide a lot of information from checking for cavities to assessing tooth development.
In order to minimize radiation, our office has taken the following steps:
All patients will wear a lead apron and thyroid collar for protection.
Our x-rays are digital. This means they require less radiation than a conventional dental x-ray.
We will recommend an x-ray when we are going to learn something from it.
Air abrasion is a technique that allows us to remove bacteria and/or small cavities without the use of a drill! This is used prior to placing sealants and removing decay on some teeth. It is quiet and doesn’t produce vibrations. It usually does not require anesthesia, and removes minimal amount of tooth structure (greatest preservation). It cannot be used on deep cavities, and cannot be used on everyone. If this technique best suits your child’s treatment, we will discuss this further.