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Updated 06/15/2012 09:50 AM
Your Health: Pain-free dentist
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You can keep your teeth and gums healthy. Most problems with teeth and gums can be prevented by taking these steps:
• Brush your teeth two times a day with fluoride toothpaste.
• Floss between your teeth every day.
• Visit a dentist regularly for checkups and cleaning.
• Cut down on sugary foods and drinks.
• Don't smoke or chew tobacco.
• If you drink alcohol, drink only in moderation.
Plaque is a sticky substance that forms on your teeth. When plaque stays on your teeth too long, it can lead to tooth decay and gum disease. Tooth decay and gum disease are the main causes of tooth loss.
DentalVibe is a handheld, easy-to-use device designed to reduce the pain and fear associated with the dental injection for adults as well as children. DentalVibe can be used with any dental anesthetic injection syringe to deliver comfortable injections in all areas of the mouth. It is especially useful for kid dental services. DentalVibe can be used for labial and buccal infiltration injections, palatal injections and mandibular block or inferior alveolar injections.
It delivers unique soothing pulsed vibration to block pain and discomfort of dental shots.
The micro-sonic oscillations of DentalVibe's comfort tips are pulsed in a controlled synchronized wave pattern.
Along with an enhanced amplitude, VibraPulse Technology sends a soothing percussive, or tapping stimulation deep into the oral mucosa, gently exciting the submucosal sensory nerve endings. Because the sensation of vibration travels along thick myelinated A-beta nerve fibers twice as fast as the pain sensation does, which travels along thin unmyelinated C fibers, a gating mechanism is closed and the pain sensation never reaches the brain. It is this pulsed re-stimulation that maintains a closure of the gate, blocking the pain of an injection.
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