I left with a very good impression of a dental office that took great pride in the dental services they provided. I would highly recommend Dazzling Smiles Dental as an excellent place for your dental needs.
Dr. Michaela McKenzie takes pride is providing exceptional general and cosmetic dentistry with an unwavering focus on patient health. She practices biological dentistry, endorsing and following guidelines set forth by the IAOMT (International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology), of which she is a member.
Our office is equipped with cutting-edge technology, including an advanced, four-stage air filtration system to remove particulate matter, moisture, odor, and vapor from the breathing area of the patient and staff. It collects particles as small as 0.3 microns with 99 percent effectiveness, and treated charcoal filtration helps purify the air. It helps remove mercury vapor, ozone, air abrasion powder, laser smoke, airborne viruses, and more, so you can breathe easy.
A filling is a conservative restoration, which replaces the tooth structure that was lost to a cavity. If the decay is detected and treated early, the procedure can be completed quickly and painlessly. We use biocompatible, tooth-colored filling material to restore the health and appearance of your smile. Repairing damage and sealing out bacteria can help avoid pain, infection, or even possible tooth loss later.
Dental bonding is a fast, simple procedure that can repair minor structural damage, close gaps between teeth, or improve the appearance of a tooth. Typically, no tooth material is removed unless it is damaged or diseased. The surface is roughened slightly to ensure optimal adhesion, and the bonding material is applied directly. It has a putty-like consistency, allowing Dr. McKenzie to shape it to match the contours of the tooth. A curing light is used to harden the bonding material, and then it is further sculpted to perfect the fine details.
Although often associated with children, sealants can be beneficial for patients of all ages. A thin, clear coating is used to fill pits and narrow grooves where plaque and tartar can accumulate. Bacteria are microscopic and easily fit in grooves that are too narrow for even a single bristle of a toothbrush. Sealants literally seal these grooves, creating a smooth, easy to clean surface.
The x-ray is an important diagnostic tool, allowing the doctor to see bone, tooth roots, and other structures beneath the surface. These images facilitate accurate treatment planning and early diagnostics of oral disease. In keeping with her commitment to provide the safest, healthiest dental care possible, Dr. McKenzie uses a digital x-ray system. It reduces radiation exposure by 50 to 80 percent, while providing highly detailed images, which are viewable on the computer screen.
Non-fluoride dental treatment
Fluoride is commonly included in toothpaste, mouth rinses, and prophy paste (used by dental professionals to clean and polish teeth). It is even added to public drinking water and given to patients in the hope of fortifying dental enamel. However, acute fluoride poisoning can have neurotoxic effects according to the IAOMT. In 2011, the organization conducted a systemic review, analyzing data from 27 different studies, and found indications that children in areas with fluoridated water had lower IQs. Furthermore, fluoride is not an essential nutrient, nor is it essential for cavity prevention. Dr. McKenzie believes in providing her patients with safe and effective dental solutions. She uses non-fluoridated prophy paste, and helps patients choose non-fluoridated products for at-home oral hygiene.