3 Ways Technology Has Transformed Dentistry

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Millions of Americans hate going to the dentist because they’re afraid.

One of the most common reasons they’re afraid is that they can’t let go of memories that still linger from past dental traumas.

If you can relate to this, then today’s blog may just change the way you see dental care!

At The Foehr Group, we stay on the cutting edge of dental technology so our patients get the highest quality of care available. The reason we make this a top priority is because we see firsthand how technology makes dental treatment much more comfortable than it’s ever been.

Here are just three examples of that in our Bloomington, IL dental office!

Straighten Your Teeth In One Year!

Braces are so common, it’s almost like a rite of passage for adolescents. Adults, however, have had few alternatives for straightening crooked teeth other than the old tried and true metal brackets and wires we’re all familiar with.

Until now, that is!

At The Foehr Group, you can take advantage of a faster, more comfortable, and highly effective orthodontic treatment thanks to Invisalign!

Invisalign uses clear plastic aligners that you switch out every few weeks until your teeth are properly positioned.

One of the many benefits of using Invisalign is that instead of wearing braces for two or three years, you can straighten your smile in a year or less!

Another advantage is that the aligners are removable. This helps you brush and floss normally without the hassle of dislodging food particles from your brackets and wires.

It also means you don’t have to deal with the typical food restrictions that often come with wearing traditional braces.

And as you might suspect because of the name, Invisalign is nearly invisible. Imagine wearing braces without having to sacrifice your appearance! That’s one of the things about Invisalign that’s making it an increasingly popular choice in orthodontic treatment today.

Restore Gum Health Without Oral Surgery!

Gum disease is the number one cause of adult tooth loss. For that reason, your gum health is incredibly important to your smile, your self-esteem, your nutrition, and your overall health.

If you’re old enough to have struggled with some level of gum disease from decades ago, you might recall that oral surgery was the leading remedy for treating it.

But times have certainly changed!

At The Foehr Group, you can get healthy gums again without any surgery, cutting, or stitching.

With scaling and root planing in our Bloomington, IL dental office, we can remove the harmful bacteria that has damaged your gum tissue with plaque and tartar buildup.

This is far more comfortable than outdated gum disease treatment of the past. Scaling and root planing is just another way medical advances directly benefit you by providing more comfortable treatment options.

Feel Better About Dental Care With Sedation Dentistry!

If you’re afraid of the dentist, enough to stay away from the dental chair entirely, it’s time to take advantage of modern comfort!

Sedation dentistry has become increasingly important in the fight against dental anxiety. It’s safe and successful at allowing patients to get the dental treatment they desperately need to get a healthy smile again.

At The Foehr Group, we can do even better than nitrous oxide or oral sedation. We can let you try the strongest form of sedation with use of IV medication.

With this method, even the most fearful patients can undergo a dental procedure and be so relaxed that they don’t even remember their appointment!

Thought dentistry was just the same ol’ same ol’?

Not at all, my friend!

Schedule an Appointment Today

At The Foehr Group, we want to do all we can to make sure you’re aware of the services available to you. In many cases, we find that patients stay away from the dentist office just because they assume that nothing has really changed about dental care.

But with today’s blog, we hope we’ve given you insight to the realities of modern dentistry and how technology has transformed the way we can care for your teeth and gums.

Discover the ways dental care is more efficient, comfortable, and convenient by visiting our Bloomington, IL dental office!

Call The Foehr Group today at 309-740-4241 or fill out our online form to schedule an appointment.