According to articles published by Harvard Health Publications and journal reports in the American Heart Association, American Dental Association and Pharmacy Times, the correlation between oral health and heart health is flagrant. Although, there is no direct evidence that proves one causes the other, studies have proven that there is a definitive link between oral disease and coronary heart disease.
Taking care of your teeth and gums are very important, and with this evidence, there is more of a reason to take oral health to heart. Florida-based dentist, Dr. Patrick Leconte has shared 10 great things that will change your dental experience forever.
> Smile Manicure and Whitening on the Go
For those of us who are always on the move, taking care of our smile becomes quite a challenge! We can now brush and whiten our teeth while at work, at home and at play, with no mess!
The Listerine Quick Dissolving White Strips are invisible and takes 5-10 minutes to dissolve evenly in your mouth. They also leave your breath fresher than before. Results come within a week. www.Listerinewhitening.com
The GoSmile mini-mintliscious multipurpose smile solution ampoule will remove food and drink stains before they set on your teeth enamel. www.GoSmile.com
> High Tech Flossing
Dentistry is one of the few professions that prides itself on using the same product for a century. Well traditional dental flosser, watch out! The revolution is here.
Today, one of the most innovative products that dentistry has to offer is the BrytonPick.
Designed with the latest ergonomics, this thin stainless steel dental cleaner is shaped like a boomerang and is protected by a high tech plastic carrying case. By threading it between your teeth, it will effectively and discreetly remove all food particles. You should ask your dentist about it. Bryton your teeth! It is the hottest new accessory on the dental market. www.BrytonPick.com
> Your Record On A Disc
Thanks to more friendly and powerful dental management software, dentistry goes paperless .Your record (including X-Ray) is now digital. You can access it, confirm your next appointment, check your account and track your insurance. All that is a click of your mouse away. And if there is doubt about the online access, you can even request a personal record on a disc.
> Deep Sleep During Treatment
You no longer have to be put to sleep for the removal of your wisdom teeth. You can request at selected dental offices to be orally sedated even for simple dental procedures. You will be amazed at how totally relaxed you can feel by simply taking a small pill to sleep through your entire appointment. You will be able to wake up with a healthy beautiful smile with little or no memory of the time spent in the office. To locate a sedation dentist near you, www.sedationcare.com
> Spotting the Invisible Cavity
Sensitivity to hot and cold temperatures and black stain on the surface of the tooth have always been the usual suspects in detecting a cavity. Unfortunately, when these flags are waved the tooth is already deeply affected. Spotting a cavity before we can see it or feel it is now a very easy, painless and inexpensive preventive treatment. Diagnodent (by Kavo) is an accurate, reliable laser cavity detection aid that will not let any cavity hide in your mouth. www.Kavousa.com
> Early Cancer Detection
Dentists realize that your primary physician does not look inside your mouth very often. They needed a way to identify issues before they become worse. That is why Visilight came to be. After your mouth is rinsed, it is scanned with an ultra-violet light. If there are no white spots on your tongue, palate or cheek, you are cancer free.
It is fast and accurate. For more info, www.Visilight.com
> Natural Dentistry
Dentistry goes green! The water used to rinse your mouth during treatment is filtered through reverse osmosis. No more metal crowns or fillings! Incredible progress in dental ceramic have made them as beautiful and strong as real teeth. And welcome to organic mouthwashes and toothpastes. In addition to their all natural composition, these organics companies have improved the taste of their products.
> Acupuncture / Massage Heated Chair
The thousands years old Chinese medicine is making its way to our dental life. Most pain related conditions ( infection, TMJ—) can be greatly improve with acupuncture. Also people with gag reflex rave about it. But the best is the deep relaxation that acupuncture provides.
Some dental offices offer their patients the luxury of a massage heated dental chair with sound and aromatherapy. You will feel like you took a small vacation!
> Invisible Braces
You don’t need to have a metallic smile in order to have straight teeth anymore. Goodbye to conventional orthodontic braces and hello to clear thin plastic trays (similar to whitening trays). Computer designed plastic aligners gradually move your teeth to the desirable position. The braces are to be worn 24/7 and removed only for eating and hot drinks. Nobody will be able to see them at a social distance. www.Invisilign.com
> Pay As You Wish
More dental offices provide the ability to access financing up to 18 months interest-free for your dental care. The process is remarkably easy and quite fast. It gives you the opportunity to rejuvenate your smile right now and pay for it later.
Two of the most popular financial plans are CareCredit (www.carecredit.com) and Unicorn (unicornfinancial.com).
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