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DentalVibe Reduces Dental Anxiety in Patients
Many patients avoid the dentist’s office because he or she suffer from dental anxiety or have a fear of needles. Fortunately, Dr. Alice Lau utilizes the DentalVibe Injection Comfort System to make the visit to her practice more comfortable. DentalVibe help to eliminate pain around injection site by light vibration to the tissue.
The DentalVibe is a cordless, handheld, easy-to-use device designed to reduce the pain and fear associated with dental injections for adults as well as children. 95% of the patients that have experienced the DentalVibe Injection Comfort System for themselves have said that it has changed their view on visiting the dentist. This is because the DentalVibe uses something called the “Gate Control Theory of Pain” to block pain signals from the brain, eliminating discomfort from the dental procedure. Patients who experience the DentalVibe are often unaware when the injection takes place. This allows for a less stressful visit and results in a happier patient.
If you would like to further discuss the DentalVibe Injection Comfort System, please give us a call. To learn about services and technology we provide at our practice, visit www.dralicelau.com for more information. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Alice Lau DMD, FAGD in Gaithersburg, MD, call 301-921-8899.
Mouthguards for Sports
One of the many dental services provided by Dr. Alice Lau at her Gaithersburg, Maryland, offices is the custom fitting of protective mouth guards.
If you participate in any contact sport, you can limit or prevent injury to your teeth, jaw, tongue, lips, and cheeks by wearing a protective mouth guard. Mouth guards are also helpful in limiting the risk of concussion.
Over-the-counter mouth guards, which can be purchased at sporting goods retail stores, do not provide the highest level of protection. Those non-custom mouth guards will probably not fit you perfectly, or even fit you well. They may also cause discomfort.
The custom-fitted mouth guards made for you by Dr. Alice Lau will do the following for you.
- Allow you to remove any removable oral prosthesis while you are playing sports.
- Help prevent fractures and displacements of your teeth.
- Help protect opposing teeth from violent contact with each other.
- Reduce the risk of concussion.
- Help prevent fractures and/or damage to your lower jaw.
- Help prevent injury to your neck.
- Help protect the soft tissues of your mouth.
If you do not use a protective mouth guard when you are playing sports, you are many time more likely to damage your teeth and mouth. The cost of dental and medical care resulting from such damage can be quite expensive, many times the cost of a custom protective mouth guard.