Not all dental practices are the same. The quality of the care you receive depends on whether or not your dentist has been diligent in keeping up with the latest advancements in dental technology and techniques. Dr. Howard and the rest of his team are always updating themselves on the most recent changes in dentistry so that they can provide the highest quality care possible for patients in San Marcos. Before you schedule an appointment, take the time to learn the difference that the technology we use at our practice can make.
We can describe your oral health issues to you, but seeing the problem for yourself is always ideal. Intraoral cameras give us a way to closely examine your teeth and take high quality pictures that can be displayed on a monitor; that way, we can identify the problems more easily and point them out to you, ensuring that you understand why certain treatments might be necessary. Our practice uses Einstein Lumica cameras, which are extremely lightweight and easy to use.
Our DEXIS digital X-ray technology is quite the upgrade from traditional radiography. No longer do we have to rely on x-rays that emit a high amount of radiation or dark rooms filled with toxic development chemicals. The images taken by DEXIS are consistently high quality and require up to 90% less radiation — making it a much safer and reliable option.
Diode laser therapy has quite a few dental applications, and each one provides a painless, anxiety-free alternative to traditional treatments that use metal dental instruments. Lasers can eliminate harmful oral bacteria, remove infected tissues from gum pockets, reshape your gum line, and remove unnecessary tissue (such as an over-restrictive frenulum). If you’re nervous about undergoing a certain procedure, talk to Dr. Howard to see if laser dentistry could be used to make your experience a more pleasant one.