Practice News

Dr. Frank Mitchell, DDS and Dr. Kelly Richardson, DDS

Advantages of Immediate Implant Placement

As we’ve been reporting, our modern technology makes many types of dental treatments faster, easier, and more comfortable. This is especially true for dental implants! Winchester Dental is proud to offer immediate implant placement, which typically reduces the number of surgeries an implant patient requires, and can also be beneficial in other ways. What is this procedure, and how does it work? Dr. Frank Mitchell, DDS and Dr. Kelly Richardson, DDS explain.

Patient's beautiful smile at Winchester Dental

Whiten Your Teeth for the Winter Holidays!

Would you like beautiful whiter teeth in time for the coming holiday celebrations? Schedule teeth whitening between now and December 31 at Winchester Dental, and get up to $100 off!

Dental assistant Kristy Loy positions Dr. Gio Iuculano, DDS for a CBCT scan

Then and Now: 6 Problems Modern Dental Technology Helps Solve

Dental technology has come a long way in recent years. More and more frequently, 3D imaging replaces 2D x-rays; CAD/CAM technology reduces waiting time and dental visits; specialized cameras help with early detection of problems; and dental pain is now more manageable than ever! Here’s a “then and now” look at some of the issues our modern dental technology helps us solve.

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In-Office Sedation Options at Winchester Dental

In-office dental sedation is a good option for patients with dental anxiety or a history of difficult dental experiences. At Winchester Dental, we offer conscious and IV sedation options. We work with patients to customize their individual plans, taking into account their medical history, their anxiety level, and the extent of the dental work they need. In this interview, Dr. Gio discusses each option.

Dr. Kelly Richardson, DDS and team member Monica Boyd

PRF is a Popular Success at Winchester Dental

We’ve recently reported on how we use platelet-rich fibrin (PRF) to help with pain reduction and faster healing after tooth extractions, and to speed up the implant process. Did you know that Winchester Dental is one of the only general dentistry practices in Winchester to offer PRF? In this interview, Dr. Kelly Richardson, DDS, discusses how successfully PRF is working for our patients, and team member Monica Boyd discusses completing phlebotomy training that allows us to accomplish the entire PRF procedure in our office and among our team.

Dr. Frank Mitchell, DDS

Faster Healing and Less Pain with the Newest Holistic Techniques at Winchester Dental

In September 2016, Dr. Frank Mitchell discussed the use of platelet-rich fibrin (a substance derived from the blood, also known as PRF) to reduce the pain associated with tooth extractions, speed the implant process, and help patients heal faster. Since then, he reports, “the healing has been amazing for patients who elect it for extractions!”

Laura Steinmetz, dental hygienist

Winchester Dental Hygienist Stays Ahead in Her Field by Teaching

For the Winchester Dental team, continuing education includes not only learning through training, but learning through teaching. Soon after she earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Dental Hygiene, Laura Steinmetz, RDH began instructing dental hygiene students every week at a local community college. In this interview, she discusses how providing outstanding patient care and guiding students helps her to be exemplary in both areas.

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Winchester Dental Team Attends Myobrace Training

At Winchester Dental, we actively pursue opportunities for continuing education. In February 2017, Dr. Gio Iuculano, DDS and four of our dental assistants attended training on the Myobrace, an exciting new approach to orthodontic treatment that helps straighten teeth and helps correct poor oral habits that actually cause crooked teeth. In this interview, Dr. Gio discusses the Myobrace training.

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Understanding the Importance of Early Orthodontic Treatment

Identifying the need for and beginning orthodontic treatment while children are young and still growing may help them avoid serious health issues and potentially complicated, costly treatment when they are older. Learn which signs indicate that a child might need early treatment, the health benefits it can provide, and how we accomplish it at Winchester Dental.

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Open House at Winchester Dental!

We’re excited to invite you to our upcoming open house! Come by and see us on Saturday, March 11, 2017 between 12 noon and 3 PM. We’ll have office tours, games, face painting, collection of food donations, and great prizes!

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Day and Night Appliances for Sleep Breathing Disorders

For patients who snore or suffer from sleep apnea, available treatment options are not limited to nighttime airway pressure (CPAP) machines or surgery. At Winchester Dental, we offer Day and Night Appliances to deliver gentle, comfortable treatment and permanent breathing improvement. These appliances work gradually to adjust cranial and facial structures and open the airway, and patients love the results!

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Why TMJ Disorders May Occur After Wisdom Teeth Extractions

Although it happens infrequently, TMJ disorders sometimes occur after wisdom teeth extractions. Here’s what you need to know about the reasons for this, along with information on how we can help if patients experience these disorders.

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Types of Malocclusion and Correction

Misaligned bite conditions are not all the same! In this article, we describe the different types of malocclusion and some correction options.

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Causes and Treatment of Malocclusion

Much research shows that early humans had straight teeth, and that their wisdom teeth also grew in straight, with room to spare. In a few present-day non-industrial cultures, the same is true, but it’s becoming more and more rare. What does this mean for those who live in countries such as the US? What should parents know about their children’s facial growth and development? In this article we explore the answers to these questions.

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Valentine’s Day Special: Save 50% on Teeth Whitening!

Perhaps you’re planning a nice celebration with your Valentine, or you’d like to do something special for yourself. Consider teeth whitening! Between now and February 14, 2017, Winchester Dental is offering all teeth whitening services at half the usual price! For your convenience, we offer a range of options.

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Pain Relief Options at Winchester Dental

At Winchester Dental, we understand that sometimes our patients require pain relief before we can provide any other treatment. Your comfort always comes first, and when pain relief is the priority, we offer laser and injection therapy options.

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Causes of and Solutions for Bad Breath

Bad breath—also known as halitosis—is more than an unpleasant reality; it also indicates excessive bacterial growth in the mouth. What causes this issue? Who is at risk? Here are some answers, along with suggested simple steps you can take help keep your breath fresh.

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Vaping and Its Oral Health Risks

Our commitment to helping our patients reach and maintain outstanding oral and overall health includes providing information on the oral health risks of smoking conventional cigarettes and vaping (using electronic cigarettes). Some people believe vaping to be a safer option than smoking, but growing evidence links it to health risks just as significant as those of regular cigarettes.

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Winchester Dental Exemplifies Current Dental Trends

At Winchester Dental, we are pleased to be on the forefront of many current dental trends, and we enjoy keeping up with emerging techniques and technology to provide our patients the best, most modern dental care! As 2016 comes to an end, here’s a look at some dental trends that have recently gained in popularity.