Check out what Aaron E. Carroll has to say about flossing and brushing via Surprisingly Little Evidence for the Accepted Wisdom About Teeth – The New York Times
If so, be prepared — not for a lecture from your dentist — but for discovering that there is a host of new options to keep teeth healthy and beautiful.
Here are some of the newerdental care procedures and techniques that leading dentists are bringing into their practices.
Improving Dental Health: How High-Tech X-Rays Can Help
In some dental offices, digitized X-rays (think digital camera) are replacing traditional radiographs. Although digital X-rays have been on the market for several years, they have recently become more popular with dentists.
Digital X-rays are faster and more efficient than traditional radiographs. First, an electronic sensor or phosphor plate (instead of film) is placed in the patient’s mouth to capture the image. The digital image is then relayed or scanned to a computer, where it is available for viewing. The procedure is much faster than processing conventional film….
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