Oyster Point Dentistry Blog

Preventative Dental Care For Pregnant Women

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, July 31, 2018
Oyster Point Dentistry Preventative Dental Care For Pregnant Women in Newport News, VA

Pregnant women will often complain of toothaches and other dental issues during the course of their pregnancy. The change in hormones can affect the teeth. Periodontal or gum disease is the most common problem that affects pregnant women. Due to hormonal changes, the immune system becomes hypersensitive to bacterial infection particularly to those causing dental plaque. Teeth deterioration can progress at a much faster rate than at other times. Thus, preventative dental care is highly advised by dentist and obstetricians to keep the teeth healthy during pregnancy.

Pregnancy is a critical time to kill infections. As much as possible, while pregnant a woman should be free from any infection. Bacteria in dental cavities can be transmitted through the amniotic fluid which protects the baby in the uterus. Dentist in Newport News, VA have extensive experience in caring for the teeth and maintaining the dental health of expectant moms.

Pre-pregnancy dental planning is also offered to patients who are planning to get pregnant in the near future. This is a preventative dental care inspection to detect and address any gum problems before getting pregnant. To learn more about dental care for pregnant women, contact Oyster Point Dentistry.


Same Day Tooth Repairs With the E4D Dental System

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, July 24, 2018
Oyster Point Dentistry - Audio Visual Relaxation Techniques

More often than not, people postpone or put off dental visits due to hectic schedules or any other excuse. Although, dental health should be a priority, it seems too many only visit the dentist when pain is involved. Often this is when the condition has already turned severe. Fortunately, a new breakthrough in dental health industry now makes same day dental restorations possible.

Oyster Point Dentistry offers same day/single visit dental experiences to residents across Hampton Roads Virginia. With the use of the E4D Dental System, restorative dental needs can now be addressed in a single visit. Digital imaging enables the dentist to scan the tooth so a custom restoration process is possible in a single day. This digital scan applies the most recent laser technology to ensure precision and safety. It is incomparable to conventional impressions in which the process can get messy and cumbersome.

Dental digital imaging eliminates the need for multiple dental visits. The new technology allows various tooth repairs to be done in just one siting. Stop enduring your dental pain, contact Oyster Point Dentistry and schedule an appointment.


Audio Visual Relaxation Techniques To Provide Patients with Soothing Dental Experiences

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, July 17, 2018
Oyster Point Dentistry - Audio Visual Relaxation Techniques

Dental procedures are scary for some patients. Between the sounds, smells, and sensations, this can all add to a patient's anxiety. Thus, audio-visual relaxation techniques can be used to ease dental anxiety.

Soothing audio-visual relaxation technology is offered at no extra charge to relieve "dental anxiety" in patients who suffer from fear of the dentist. This technique aims to relax patients who have minor dental anxiety. Audtio-visual technology in Newport News, VA can calm the "fear of the dentist"

At Oyster Point Dentistry, we make sure every patient has a comfortable dental experience. We believe in quality dental care and that includes taking away the anxiety of patients through different relaxation options. Contact Oyster Point Dentistry, we can help find solutions to any dental concerns that you may have.


Sedation Dentistry For Pediatric and Adult Patients with Severe Dental Treatment Anxiety

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, July 10, 2018
Oyster Point Dentistry - Sedation Dentistry and Total Sleep Sedation, Newport News, VA

Let's face it, dental clinics are the last place children want to visit. Their anxiety with dental procedures often lead them to endure the pain instead of seeking right treatment to cure it. The problem is that minor dental issues will progress in time and turn to more severe conditions. Fortunately, for both child and adult severe dental treatment anxiety, dental sedation is offered to comfort the patient.

Sedation dentistry is not only given to pediatric patients but likewise to adults who have severe anxiety with dental treatments. Oyster Point Dentistry offers this dental solution to rid patients of their fear and overcome their anxiety. Those patients with low pain tolerance, a minor pain can rapidly increase blood pressure. Patients could bleed profusely during surgery so it is not advisable to proceed when they are awake and conscious. Hence, total sleep sedation is offered to keep them asleep during extensive dental operation.

At Oyster Point Dentistry, these dental sedatives are a solid alternative to high anxiety patients. Our team is comprised of skillful dental surgeons along with board certified medical anesthesiologists who work together to perform a safe dental surgery. Contact Oyster Point Dentistry to find out more about sedation dentistry.


Invisible Fillings for The Safer Restoration of Dental Cavities

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, July 03, 2018
Oyster Point Dentistry Invisible Dental Filling in Newport News, VA

Tooth decay can create a cavity on your teeth that can be painful or worsen as food debris gets into the hole. Dental fillings are the traditional treatment for restoring the damaged teeth so that it can function normally and pain-free. In the past, silver fillings are used to close the dental cavity; but concerns have cropped up regarding the use of amalgam or silver fillings. Amalgam fillings have mercury which is unsafe. Additionally, silver fillings often crack over-time.

Fortunately, invisible fillings are now available and are used to repair dental cavities. Because these fillings are invisible, they blends to the natural look of the teeth while completely sealing the tooth to prevent further corrosion. As a result, not only do Invisible dental fillings keep you healthier overall, they also address aesthetic concerns.

Invisible dental fillings in Newport News, VA can restore up to 95% of the original strength of the tooth. Plus, it chemically bonds to the structure of the tooth so slots, grooves or pin placement are unnecessary to retain them. Now teeth can be restored to their original health without compromising aesthetics.

Contact Oyster Point Dentistry to find out more about invisible dental fillings.