More Smiles Dental Spa Dentistry Blog | James A. Moreau, Jr., D.D.S.

Friday, March 28, 2008

BriteSmile Teeth Whitening

Shannon (left) has prepared materials for a whitening procedure while Jamie applies BriteSmile whitening gel to a patient's teeth under Dr. Moreau's supervision.

Several 20-minute sessions under the BriteSmile patented light are all that's needed to bring teeth to their whitest possible shade. Call us for more information about BriteSmile one-hour, in-office whitening, or go to for monthly specials.


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Friday, March 14, 2008

Good Luck, Melissa

It is with very mixed feelings that we say goodbye to Melissa. She has been presented with an opportunity to expand her career towards new horizons, and we wish her the very best as she begins a new phase in dentistry, working with a dental implant manufacturer. Melissa has been a very valuable team member in virtually every aspect of our practice. Her versatility has allowed her to make contributions in both clinical and business and management posts. She has traveled and studied side-by-side with us at LVI and CEREC workshops. She has been instrumental in the success of Dr. Finger's prosthodontic practice at MoreSmiles. And, upon returning to the office after the Hurricane Katrina evacuation, Melissa was a loyal team member who selflessly rolled up her sleeves and returned to help us do whatever would be necessary to restore our practice and move forward. We are so grateful. As with some of her predecessors, we like to think that her advanced-level work at MoreSmiles helped prepare her for new opportunities and perhaps greater things. We look forward to a continued, warm friendship and wish her the very best in health, in family, in work and in life.

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Friday, March 07, 2008

My Root Canal? It's a Blur

"The New York Times" today ran a feature article introducing millions of current dental patients - as well as those who avoid seeing a dentist - to the ease, comfort, safety and effectiveness of oral conscious sedation.

Times reporter Sarah Kershaw noted that the increasingly popular treatment protocol is an especially appealing concept for the large number of people who dread and avoid the dentist.

Among the national experts Kershaw cited are Dr. Joel M. Weaver, a spokesman for the American Dental Association and Dr. Michael Silverman, president of the Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation.

"There are absolute dental-phobes who stay away [from the dentist], even to the point of trying to take their teeth out with pliers," Dr. Weaver told the Times. "Now dentistry has a real way to treat them."

Dr. Silverman noted that oral sedation dentistry has been "a big, big plus for millions of people who otherwise would have neglected their dental health, which in turn affects their overall health."

One happy patient quoted by Kershaw said that she had no recollection of her dental visit. "I don't remember the needles, the gagging, the water, [and] I certainly don't remember being in the chair for five hours," the patient told the Times.

This has been our experience at MoreSmiles as well. Our patients are responsive during treatment, mostly sleepy, and afterwards have no memory of the experience. Previously apprehensive patients are encouraged by the positive experience and find it much easier to get the dentistry they need without the anxiety they normally associate with visits to the dentist.

To read the New York Times article in its entirety click here.

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