Once clients are comfortably ensconced in the dentist's chair, the oral exam begins. The resident toothsperts will check each individual incisor, cuspid, bicuspid, and molar for chips, cracks, staining, and loitering Minnesota Twins, ensuring that enamel bones are sound for biting, and gums and soft tissues will be inspected for any signs of periodontal disease. The x-ray battery exposes the roots and inner sanctums of oral stalagmites to reveal any soft spots, problem areas, or cavities. When your mouth checks out as mammalian and your teeth are cleared for takeoff, the professional teeth cleaning begins. An expert cleaning removes all the buildup and surface staining that regular brushing and flossing can't—hardened tartar, hard-to-reach plaque, and bacterial graffiti along the gum line.
Today's Dental staff shares one goal; to provide excellent care and high quality dentistry that will improve your health, comfort and appearance. Our cosmetic dentist, Dr. Greg Engelman has been creating beautiful smiles for over 20 years.
Within an airy, wide-yawning office, St. Pete Smiles' team of grin gurus treats mouth owners to detailed dental rejuvenation through this comprehensive oral treatment. The process begins with an exam and evaluation to ensure teeth and gum health, detect cavities and tooth decay, and quash molar mutinies. Next, decreased-radiation digital x-ray machines paint a detailed image of oral inner workings, often resembling an Abe Lincoln portrait when viewed by fish. Finally, teeth and gums are sheared of their plaquey pelts during a scrupulous scrubbing and cleansing. Dr. Bracy, an ADA member and tooth whisperer, will review the read-out to appraise oral upkeep and offer suggestions for future treatments.
The Zoom! teeth-whitening system enlists light-activated gel to infiltrate enamel and wash away agents of dental dinginess. At the outset of the procedure, a friendly staffer fits flappers into a plastic mouthpiece, walling off gums, lips, and low-hanging mustaches from collateral bleaching. Each chomper then gets glazed with Zoom!’s proprietary whitening formula and bathed in concentrated light. The beams transform the gel from ineffectual goo into a potent ambrosia that gently dismantles stains left from coffee swilling and eating too many peanut-butter-and-tar sandwiches. Throughout the procedure—which typically lasts around an hour—clients can recline in Obrochta Center’s cozy chairs, listen to music, or even watch television as the Zoom! treatment renders ivory parabolas up to eight shades brighter.
A beautiful smile isn't just a showpiece; it's a key to happiness and success, according to Dr. George Hitzel. Bolstered by a staff of caring and attentive hygienists, assistants, and in-house lab techs, the Georgetown-trained Dr. Hitzel and fellow dentists treat tooth troubles and teach patients how to prevent them with oral-hygiene pointers.
During prophylactic cleanings, powerful polishing brushes remove plaque from teeth, and x-rays locate cavities hidden between the teeth or beneath the gum line. In addition to warding off tooth decay and gum disease, the dentists enhance choppers' aesthetic appeal with cosmetic services such as crown, bridge, and Zoom! Whitening.