The first confirmed case of COVID-19 in the United States was reported on January 20, 2020. The World Health Organization (WHO) declared COVID-19 a pandemic on March 11, 2020. For 8 weeks, from March 19 to May 11, Radiance Dental treated only dental emergencies to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 and free up valuable … Continue reading Dentistry during COVID-19
The number one reason most patients choose to straighten their teeth is appearance. Orthodontic treatment not only improve the appearance of your teeth, it improves tooth alignment and occlusion, decreasing the risk of dental problems such as tooth decay, gum disease and TMD. Orthodontic treatment is minimally invasive and with new techniques and technologies, there … Continue reading Why braces?
Radiation is all around us. Currently, two main sources of ionizing radiation are from natural background radiation and medical/ dental exposure. Natural background radiation comes from the sun and stars (cosmic radiation), the Earth (terrestrial radiation) and the elements that make up the human body, radioactive isotopes potassium-40 and carbon-14 (internal radiation). Natural background radiation exposure accounts for an average of 3.1 mSv/yr with variations … Continue reading Are dental x-rays safe?