When patients in the Lakewood, Colorado area do not take their dental health seriously, they may find themselves in a dilemma with the development of periodontal disease. Periodontal disease is an inflammatory condition that can develop in the mouth due to poor oral health habits. If patients are not brushing and flossing their teeth after every meal, they may be allowing food particles, plaque, and tartar to develop on the surfaces of the mouth including the gum tissues and tooth enamel. These begin to eat away at the surfaces, resulting in dental caries (cavities) and periodontal disease (also known as … Continue reading
Specialized laser technology means detecting tooth decay earlier and performing routine tasks without the use of the drill for Denver area patients.
When most people think of the dentist, they see and hear that dental drill grinding away and producing dust and odors. Luckily, with today’s advancements in dentistry, those thoughts can be a thing of the past. Laser treatments provide patients with safe and effective alternatives to traditional dental solutions. Lasers are focused sources of light energy. Therefined energy that is produced has the capability to shape tissue and to remove it as well. Currently, our offices are proficient in the procedural technologies known as: Waterlase – combines water, air and laser energy for a minimally invasive and virtually pain-free experience … Continue reading
The history of laser usage in medical applications can be traced back to the beginning of the 20th century. Scientists and physicists recognized that light energy is a type of electromagnetic radiation. In 1900, physicist Max Planck published a theory about how light is absorbed and radiated, which was considered a major milestone in physics. In 1918, he won a Nobel Prize in Physics for his work. Inspired by the work that Planck had performed, famous physicist Albert Einstein identified a process known as stimulated emission. Electrons, which can absorb and emit light spontaneously, could also be manipulated through stimulation … Continue reading
The word “laser” still sounds a bit scary. For most of us, it conjures images of little green men from Mars toting ray guns. However, laser technology is used today at the grocery store check out, in your music CDs, and in progressive dentistry. Dr. Scott Stewart provides this information in answer to the question from patients in Lakewood, CO and surrounding areas, “What is laser dentistry?” What is a laser? A laser is simply a device that generates a focused beam of light. When the energy created by the light contacts human tissue, it causes a thermal reaction. How … Continue reading
Dr. Scott Stewart and the team of South Lakewood Dental understand how laser use in dentistry can provide area patients with some of the most modern, effective techniques in improving the health and wellbeing of the smile. Lakewood, CO area patients who are interested in safe, effective, and extremely precise treatments are encouraged to contact South Lakewood Dental to learn more about effective, alternative treatments. There are several laser devices used at South Lakewood Dental for the care of the smile, including Waterlase, Ezlase, and Diagnodent. Waterlase Instead of using a traditional drill to remove decay, patients can now enjoy … Continue reading
Thanks to continued advances in dentistry, dentists can reduce pain and discomfort, and eliminate the need for traditional drills by using lasers for better diagnostics and treatment. Laser dentistry allows dentists to address common issues without local anesthetics and in a minimally invasive manner. Some of the laser devices used in our practice includes: DIAGNOdent™ The DIAGNOdent™ is laser technology used to diagnose areas of tooth decay that may not be visible to the naked eye. This allows early detection, and filling and repair as soon as possible for a conservative option. Ezlase This treatment is used as a non-surgical … Continue reading
At South Lakewood Dental, we are always doing our best to keep up with the latest advances in dentistry that could make your dental experience better. One of the ways technology has improved dentistry since the 1990s is by introducing the use of lasers to dental treatment. So how do lasers work in dentistry? What are lasers used for in dentistry? The amazing thing about lasers is that they can be used in treatments that would otherwise require surgery or drilling. Lasers work in unique ways to treat dental problems such as gum disease without painful surgery. Special lasers can … Continue reading
Keeping your teeth and gums clean is one part of keeping your entire body healthy. Proper brushing and flossing along with regular dental visits are essential to maintaining the health of your teeth and gums. Dr. Stewart recommends all patients visit his office twice a year for optimal results. In addition, there are number of steps you can follow to ensure you have a lifetime of healthy teeth and beautiful smiles. Follow a daily oral health regimen – Dr. Stewart is happy to help you come up with a plan for daily oral hygiene that fits in with any of … Continue reading
Dr. Scott Stewart - South Lakewood Dental
Whilst being passionate about his service to the community, Dr. Stewart is a revolutionary in his approach to tackling dental health care issues. He is a firm believer in the harmonious balance of the body as opposed to treating symptoms. He emphasizes on the holistic practice of wellbeing and addressing underlying issues to make the “whole person” healthier.