High-tech tool ‘makes dentist’s chair less stressful’
The dentist’s chair is not as scary.
Improvements in technology in the dentist’s office are making the prospect of sitting in the chair less daunting, it has been claimed.
Gone are the days when a person would be drilled for hours at a time or be made to sit in uncomfortable positions while the dentist tries to get pictures of the problem in a person’s mouth, according to WKYC.com.
Instead, patients are now able to relax while digital camera technology is able to take pictures with ease and these images are sent via email to a lab where impressions of the mouth can be created and prosthetics made.
Elsewhere, people who are keen on sport were recently advised to always wear a mouthguard when getting involved in physical activity.
North Bay Today reported the Canadian Dental Association has recommended that all athletes use these devices to ensure that the rough and tumble of sport does not impact on their oral health.