Technology

The Laser Scanner Finds Tiny Cavities

This amazing technology helps us find cavities early and fix them when they are still very small. Your dental visits become easier, more comfortable, and less expensive than they are after the cavity has a chance to grow. Plus, you get to keep a lot more of your original healthy tooth!

The Intra-Oral Camera Makes You a Part of the Team

Everyone at North River Dental Care is committed to giving you the benefit of the latest dental technology. One of our patients’ favorite modern conveniences is our intra-oral camera. This amazing device is a miniature video camera that displays a detailed picture of the inside of your mouth. This eliminates having to “take someone’s word” about what needs to be done. You get to see what we see! You’ll love how this works!

75% Reduction in Radiation

We exclusively use digital X-rays. With this technology, we use a digital sensor to instantly capture an image of your mouth on our computer. This method is faster than traditional film X-rays, uses 75% less radiation, and eliminates chemical waste, which helps the environment.

What is Xylitol and What Does it Have to Do with Reducing Cavities?

Xylitol is a natural substance found in fruits, berries, mushrooms, and other vegetables. Our own bodies produce from 5 to 10 grams every day. It is particularly effective in combating tooth decay caused by eating foods high in sugars and starches. Over 25 years of clinical testing confirms that xylitol is the best sweetener for teeth. It has been endorsed by dental associations in Finland, Norway, Sweden, England, Ireland, Estonia, and the Netherlands.

Xylitol can be taken in the form of chewing gum, tablets, toothpaste, mouthwash, or even candy. It’s also very helpful for those suffering with allergies and comes in a nasal spray. In our practice we offer and encourage our patients to use xylitol products. The results have been amazing. If you want fewer cavities and better upper respiratory health, ask us about xylitol!