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EZLase™ Laser Whitening

Most of us start out with sparkling white teeth, thanks to their porcelain-like enamel surface. Composed of microscopic crystalline rods, tooth enamel is designed to protect the teeth from the effects of chewing, gnashing, trauma and acids caused by sugar and other foods. But over the years enamel is worn down, becoming more transparent and permitting the yellow color of dentin – the tooth’s core material – to show through.

Some foods and drinks such as coffee, tea, wine or certain vegetables, tobacco use, poor dental hygiene, illness, some medications and advancing age can all contribute to noticeable tooth discoloration.  By making some minor lifestyle changes you may be able to prevent this. For instance, If you’re a smoker or a  regular coffee drinker you may  consider cutting back on caffeine or tobacco- or quitting altogether. Getting regular dental cleanings by a trained dental professional will also remove surface staining and plaque from accumulating in your teeth and gums dulling your pearly whites.

However, for a more drastic, noticeable and quick improvement, an in-office teeth whitening procedure may give you the results you’re looking for.

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At DentAlign Studio, Dr Scopu uses the latest state of the art teeth whitening procedure with the EZlase™ System. This procedure is one of the most advanced teeth whitening systems available to dental patients.

Ezlase™ is an advanced laser technology developed by BIOLASE Technology, the leader in dental lasers for over 20 years. EZLase™ Laser Teeth Whitening is one of the most advanced teeth whitening systems available today.

Laser teeth whitening is safer, longer lasting, and can whiten teeth that are severely discolored. This treatment works for patients with difficult to whiten teeth, stained teeth and the most challenging shades to treat: grey and brown. This laser whitening procedure takes less than half the time of other in-office methods and unlike other whitening systems, it does not use UV lights.

You are only 20 minutes away from a bright beautiful smile, call our office today for an appointment.

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by: Paola H.

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Painless laser dentistry

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Biolase is a new form of technology that is not only used to treat TMJ, but also can be used for ideal bracket placements, soft tissue treatments and the removal of bacteria and infection from the tooth. Dr. Ana Scopu is one of the 6% of Dentists that own laser technology covering such treatments. There are many benefits that accompany the Diolase Laser (a form of Biolase technology), besides being a noninvasive tool, there is often little to no need for the usage of Anesthesia. As one of the top rated tools for decreasing patient anxiety and pain, those who feel uncomfortable with the usage of needle or tool-to-tooth contact will be much happier and adjusted with the Diolase tool. The Devices efficiency and versatility in treating patient’s teeth, makes it a painless, great tool for both practitioners and patients when used.

TMJ pain relief with Laser

TMJ disorders cause tenderness and pain in the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) — the joint on each side of your head, in front of your ears, where your lower jawbone meets your skull. This joint allows you to talk, chew and yawn.

 

Between 5 and 15 percent of people in the United States experience pain associated with TMJ disorders, according to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, part of the National Institutes of Health. Women are more likely than men to develop TMJ disorders.In most cases, pain and discomfort associated with TMJ disorders can be alleviated with self-managed care or nonsurgical treatments such as laser therapy.

Dr. Dara Rosenberg, DDS, Director, Department of Dentistry  St. Barnabus Hospital in the Bronx has performed multiple pilot studies with low level laser therapy using a BIOLASE diode laser for myofacial pain and temporomandibular joint (TMJ) dysfunction on patients who have few treatment options left.  “Outcomes have been very positive over the years,” said Rosenberg. “These chronic conditions can now be managed non-invasively and non-pharmacologically. Our clinical experience with the laser has shown improvement in both pain relief and return to function. It has enabled patients who have been on medication for extended periods of time to reduce, and eliminate the medications and avoid surgical intervention. Because it is non-invasive, more practitioners should expand its use for the benefit of all patients.”

At DentAlign Studio Dr Scopu can use this laser technology to administer  20 minute  sessions to manage TMJ pain. Dr Scopu reccomentds 3-4 sessions every  2-3 days.

 

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