Laura L. Steinberg, D.D.S., P.A.

601 Walter Reed Dr.
Greensboro, NC 27403
Phone: 336.855.1001
Fax: 336.855.1343
office@love2makeusmile.com

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Appointment

General Treatment

  Routine Teeth Cleaning  |   VELscope®   |   Digital X-ray   |   Fluoride Treatment   |   Sealants


Routine Teeth Cleanings

During this visit, one of our dental hygienists will remove plaque from your teeth, especially from places where your brush can’t reach, such as underneath the gum line and in-between teeth. We will then clean your teeth and apply fluoride to help protect your teeth once you leave the office.

Fluoride is a relatively recent but important advancement in dental and oral health. Studies consistently show that a moderate but consistent exposure of teeth to fluoride helps strengthen and rebuild tooth structure, and helps prevent future decay.

If you are due for your dental cleaning, please call our office to schedule an appointment.

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VELscope® Oral Cancer Screening

Every hour, one American dies from oral cancer. Because of this alarming statistic, our office now offers a simple test for those at high risk.

Using the VELscope oral cancer screening machine, Dr. Steinberg can diagnose oral cancer at its earliest stages. Developed by the British Columbia Cancer Agency and the MD Anderson Cancer Center, VELscope uses fluorescent technology to detect abnormal tissue in the oral cavity, which may be or may lead to, oral cancer.

The VELscope examination is painless and non-invasive. The system features a revolutionary hand-piece, which will be used to safely emit blue light into the mouth. Generally normal, healthy tissue has a bright-apple green glow, while abnormal, unhealthy tissue appears dark.

If caught early, oral cancer is one of the most curable diseases. An examination using the VELscope machine is comfortable and only takes a few minutes. Best of all, it is one of the most accurate methods for detecting cancer early. With proper screening and early diagnosis, the severity of oral cancer drops significantly.

Don’t become a statistic – talk to us today about the dangers and warning signs of oral cancer, and schedule a VELscope oral cancer examination at your next appointment!

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Digital X-ray

We offer one of the latest technological advances in dentistry with digital radiography (X-rays). A wireless sensor is placed in the mouth, and a computer generates an image in 30 seconds as opposed to the general 4-6 minute wait time for images taken on dental film. These X-rays can also be enhanced on the computer and enlarged.

Not only are they friendly to the environment, they are much safer than traditional X-rays. Digital radiographs reduce radiation exposure by 90 percent! 

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Fluoride Treatment

Fluoride is a substance that helps teeth become stronger and resistant to decay. Regularly drinking water treated with fluoride and brushing and flossing regularly ensures significantly lower cavities. Dentists can evaluate the level of fluoride in a primary drinking water source and recommend fluoride supplements (usually in tablets or drops), if necessary.

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Sealants

dental-sealantThe grooves and depressions that form the chewing surfaces of the back teeth are extremely difficult (if not impossible) to clean of bacteria and food. As the bacteria reacts with the food, acids form and break down the tooth enamel, causing cavities. Recent studies indicate that 88 percent of total cavities in American school children are caused this way.

Tooth sealants protect these susceptible areas by sealing the grooves and depressions, preventing bacteria and food particles from residing in these areas. Sealant material is a resin typically applied to the back teeth, molars and premolars and areas prone to cavities. It lasts for several years but needs to be checked during regular appointments.

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