Katie To, DDS

Technology

There’s no denying it – advances in technology are making our lives easier every day, and dentistry is no exception. If you haven’t visited a dentist recently, you may be surprised to see how easy and efficient updated technology can make your treatment. 

Digital X-Rays

Digital x-rays are a type of dental imaging that allows us to send images directly to a computer for storage. In just a few moments, we can view the digitally perfect images and share them with you on a monitor so you can see exactly what we see.

Additionally, digital x-rays offer several other advantages over traditional film x-rays. The software lets us enlarge the image, which helps Dr. To see even the tiniest changes, which wouldn't be seen during a visual oral exam.

Digital x-rays are safer for you because they significantly reduce your exposure to radiation. State-of-the-art digital images are also better for the environment since we don’t have to worry about safely disposing of potentially hazardous materials used with traditional film x-rays. Digital images can also be sent electronically to a specialist or a new dentist if you move.

Photo Studio!

Ready for a beautiful headshot with us? We use our photo studio daily to make our patients love their smiles and take care of those smiles even better. 

Intraoral Cameras

Intraoral cameras were developed specifically for use in dentistry. This small instrument is about the size of a pen, and we use it to take close-up, detailed pictures of your teeth. Intraoral cameras benefit us because they provide information that helps us make a faster, more accurate diagnosis and plan your treatment accordingly. They benefit you because we can share them with you on our chairside monitor so you see exactly what we see.

The images we take with the intraoral cameras are stored digitally at our office. This allows us to develop a comprehensive history of your treatment and share it with your insurance company or specialists as needed. 

Zoom Light-Activated Teeth Whitening

We use the Zoom light-activated whitening system to achieve beautiful results in just one office visit. The active ingredient in Zoom whitening gel is hydrogen peroxide. Throughout the process, the peroxide gel breaks down, allowing oxygen to penetrate the dental enamel and bleach stains without affecting the structure of your tooth. The Zoom light helps activate the peroxide, allowing it to penetrate the surface of the tooth to produce the best possible results.

Laser Technology

For advanced cases of periodontal disease, soft tissue laser treatment is comfortable and eliminates the need for invasive gum surgery. Periodontal treatment with lasers is a state-of-the-art approach for removing infected gum tissue. Since it is less invasive than traditional methods, you will experience less bleeding, faster healing easier recovery, and faster healing times.

Office Entertainment

To make your visit as comfortable as possible you can now enjoy noise cancelling headphones during your dental procedure.