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The Importance of Dental X-Rays

Our top priority is always to provide the best possible dental care, but a visual inspection doesn’t always tell the complete story of your teeth. Dental x-rays allow us to Orobitg - The Importance of xray - SEPdiagnose and treat issues before they become serious problems. If a visual examination and x-rays reveal no abnormalities, you can rest assured your teeth are truly in good health.

Types of X-rays

Orobitg Dentistry offers the latest in digital x-ray imaging technology. The equipment used in digital radiography uses up to 90 percent less radiation than film X-rays. The imaging sensor used to capture the images of your teeth is connected to a computer, and those images can be viewed on the computer by Dr. Orobitg almost Immediately following your imaging procedure. This allows for quicker and more accurate treatment plans with less time spent waiting for films to process. It also makes it easier to share images when necessary, and is more environmentally friendly as no chemicals are used to develop the images.

The most common types of dental x-rays include:

  • Bitewing – A bitewing x-ray shows the crowns of each of your teeth, and is a useful tool to check for early signs of decay in between each tooth. Your dentist may take anywhere from two to four of these x-rays to get a complete map of your mouth.
  • Periapical – This type of x-ray is commonly used to get a clear picture of your teeth’s bone height and the tips of their roots.
  • Panoramic – A panoramic x-ray is taken from outside the mouth and creates an overall image of the entire mouth and sinus areas. Having that information in one image allows for easy identification of abnormalities like impactions, tumors, or bone irregularities.

Occlusal and cephalometric x-rays are two less-common types of radiographs and are sometimes used to evaluate developing teeth in children or when planning orthodontic treatment.

How Often are X-rays Needed?

Because everybody’s oral health varies, your particular radiography needs will have to be assessed individually. If you are a new patient, Dr. Orobitg may order a full series of x-rays or a panoramic image to assess your overall oral health as a baseline for the future.

Though x-rays do use radiation to create an image, digital x-ray imaging technology produces very little radiation and a leaded apron is used as an additional level of protection.

Advanced and Professional Care

Eddie C. Orobitg, DMD, offers more than two decades of dental experience to Leesburg, FL residents, and those in surrounding communities. He brings a warm and caring approach to your care and helps you fully understand what each procedure entails. For more information about x-ray imaging, or to schedule an appointment, contact the Dr. Orobitg at 352-702-4147 today.

Five Important Benefits of Teeth Cleanings

Seeing Dr. Orobitg and his hygienists at least once per year for a teeth cleaning is a fantastic way to keep your smile looking bright and healthy, while improving your overall health at the same time. Good oral hygiene at home is critical, but a professional cleaning removes buildup that regular brushing and flossing cannot. Here are some of the top reasons why you should remain vigilant about your regular teeth cleanings.

Cavity Prevention

Plaque, which is the white-colored film that develops on your teeth throughout the day is the number one cause of tooth decay. While regular brushing and flossing is good for a day-to-day routine, professional cleaning keeps the acidic substance from building up over time and eating away at your tooth enamel, which results in cavities.

Prevents Tooth Loss

Plaque is also a major contributor to gum disease, which is one of the biggest causes of tooth loss in adults. If gum disease is allowed to advance, the acidic plaque will move further down into your gums where it can eventually destroy the bone in your jaw that supports your teeth. Regularly having your teeth professionally cleaned by a dentist is one of the best ways to keep gum disease at bay.

A Whiter Smile

Over time, the things we put in our bodies like coffee, tea, wine, or tobacco stain our teeth, most of which cannot be removed by off-the-shelf toothpaste. A dental cleaning will help remove built-up stains and leave you with a much brighter smile after each cleaning.

Fresher Breath

Bacteria and plaque that can’t be reached with regular brushing eventually build up in the mouth and can cause bad breath that does not seem to go away. Regular cleanings help keep your breath smelling as good as your smile looks.

Better Overall Health

Teeth cleanings and good oral hygiene have been linked to better overall health and can lower your risk for heart disease and stroke.

Your local dentist, Eddie C. Orobitg, DMD, offers more than two decades of experience to Leesburg, Fl residents. He brings a warm and caring approach to the profession to ensure you understand what each procedure entails. For more information about routine cleanings or to schedule an appointment, contact Dr. Orobitg’s office at 352-702-4147 today.

The Value of CEREC

Patients who need a new crown, bridge or other restoration of a broken tooth or teeth may be candidates for a superior dental technology called The Value in CERECCEREC.

Dr. Orobitg and his staff use CEREC’s 3D photography and CAD/CAM (Computer Aided Design/Computer Aided Manufacturing) technology to create precisely designed, color-matched and highly durable ceramic crowns, inlays, onlays and bridges, usually while a patient is still in the chair… all within a single appointment!

CEREC is also great for repairing cracked teeth, and replacing old, unsightly metal or failing restorations. The ceramic material is natural-looking, bio-compatible with tissue in the mouth, non-abrasive and resists plaque. The CEREC process protects and preserves more of a tooth’s own structural integrity. And CEREC restorations are affordable, safe, beautiful, and save time and inconvenience.

  • Lifespan – Since they are made from a single piece of ceramic material, under normal circumstances CEREC restorations should last for years to come.
  • Natural Look – Older metal-based fillings and restorations often left patients with visible markers where natural teeth ended and fillings began. CEREC provides you with a consistent look that masks distinguishing features between the tooth and the restoration. Coloring can also be adjusted to match perfectly.

With more than 20 years of clinical research and documentation behind CEREC, CEREC bridges, crowns, or fillings may be the best choice for you. To find out if this is your best option, contact Dentist Eddie C. Orobitg, DMD at 352-702-4147 to schedule your appointment today.

The Benefits of Protective Sealants

Sealants are nothing new to the dental industry, but advances have made them an essential choice for many patients. Whether you’re a parent weighing their options about childhood dental hygiene or an adult searching for added protection from daily irritants, this method is redefining prevention. Consider these benefits that turned protective sealants into a solution anyone can appreciate.

Easy To Maintain

In the past, standard care between dental checkups consisted of brushing and flossing. The thought of adding another step to that care regimen left many patients feeling a sense of dread. Protective sealants offer that added level of care without the worries about maintenance. Once applied, the coating lasts for years and requires no day-to-day care.

Reduces Dental Care Costs

Cavities alone can become a costly proposition for anyone. When it comes to more complicated procedures like crowns, bills can be overwhelming. That’s why protective sealants are the best value out there. Simply having them protects enamel from dangerous conditions that lead to the pain and expense of major dental procedures.

Painless

It doesn’t get any better than a pain-free dental procedure. Protective sealants are easy to apply and feature no intrusive techniques. Only a mild solution is used to prepare enamel for better cohesion. The liquid or gel used in this first step of the process does not feature an irritating odor and never interferes with sensitive nerves.

Protective sealants are one of the best choices a patient can make. In addition to being an easy to apply preventative option, the procedure may also stop serious health issues later on. It’s never too late to try this exciting approach to dental care. Call Dr. Orobitg at (352)787-5919 today to schedule an appointment.

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