January 10, 2016
Dr. S. John Salivonchik and his Coplay, PA dental team love every opportunity to see your smile, but for most people, that just means twice a year dental checkups. The other 363 days a year, your smile is in your capable hands. No matter how well you care for your oral health, it never hurts to get back to basics. We’re happy to help during your regular office visits, and invite you to read on for some brushing and flossing tips and tricks to assist you in reaching your healthiest smile.
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July 9, 2010
Bonding, white fillings, porcelain veneers, onlays and crowns require attention to detail. Research shows that sensitivity and bond failure often results from incomplete polymerization of the material. Polymerization is initiated by a high intensity light which if not maintained or updated will underperform. This is a common problem. We monitor the intensity using an electronic device on a weekly basis. In addition we just invested in the highest rated light emitting diode curing light on the market. This is not something most people would ever think of, but it is important.
Who gets excited about a drill? Well, we don’t expect anyone to want to try it. Nevertheless, since December we have been using electric handpieces exclusively. These are state of the art instruments which shape teeth faster for crowns, veneers and white fillings with more precision. Also, they don’t have the loud “Scream” associated with traditional air driven handpieces.