Digital X-rays

In order to provide our patients with the highest quality of dental treatment and care, we use digital radiographs, or X-rays, in our office. These radiographs provide us with invaluable information about your oral and dental health.

Any X-ray that will be recommended will be based on multiple factors, including the frequency of tooth decay, the history of restorative treatment, the general health of the teeth and gums, and the age of the patient.

Digital Impressions

Our office uses state-of-the-art technology available to help create the smile you want, which is why we use a digital impression system. Our digital impression system replaces the uncomfortable, unpleasant-tasting, messy and sometimes inaccurate traditional putty impressions. No bulky trays or sticky putty needed!

Using a digital scanner, we will take three-dimensional (3-D) digital images, or impressions, of your teeth and bite. These impressions are then used at a lab where they will custom-fabricate a model of your teeth.

Paperless Charting

We use all-electronic, paperless patient and treatment charting. This system boasts many advantages over traditional paper-based charting. For one, appointments are faster with shorter wait times. Additionally, patient information is more secure and private. Transferring and sharing important patient information with other medical and dental offices is also quicker and more efficient. Plus, all-digital paperless charting is friendlier to the environment and minimizes paper waste!

Custom-fabricated Mouthguards

We are pleased to offer our patients custom-fabricated mouthguards for sports activities. Unlike stock mouthguards, which fit loosely because they are designed to accommodate many possible wearers, our sports mouthguards are tailored to fit your exact dental profile, providing the highest attainable level of comfort and security in a mouthguard.

The first step in fabricating these mouthguards is to take an impression of your teeth. We then use that impression and fabricate the mouthguard using special professional-grade materials. The perfect fit of these custom-fabricated mouthguards ensures that not only will your mouthguards fit comfortably, they will also offer the most protection and will interfere the least with speech or breathing.

Oral Cancer Screening Technology

Oral cancer is one of the most under-discussed but prevalent forms of cancer. In fact, the American Cancer Society has recently released information showing that, while incidents of cancers overall have reduced in the United States, the occurrences of oral cancers are actually increasing, as is its mortality rate.

With proper screening and early diagnosis, the severity of oral cancer drops significantly. But as with most forms of cancer, being able to detect the cancer in an early stage is crucial. That’s why our office uses advanced oral cancer screening equipment, to be able to detect and screen for the lesions that indicate possible oral cancer easily and accurately. Using specialized lights and optics, Dr Miyasaki is able to conduct an oral cancer screening that can detect lesions that are invisible to the unaided human eye. These screenings are fast and completely comfortable – and best of all, they are the best possible way to ensure that your mouth is healthy and cancer-free!

Oral Cancer screenings are important, especially if you:

  • Are above the age of 30
  • Use tobacco products, or have used them in the past
  • Consume an average of 1 alcoholic drink or more per day
  • Have been previously diagnosed with any form of cancer

Don’t become a statistic – talk to us today about the dangers and warning signs of oral cancer, and schedule a screening with your next appointment!