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James Loye Shares Innovations That Will Change the Dentistry Field

Jun 18 2013 12:00AM



SAN DIEGO, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 06/18/13 -- James Loye is a board-certified dental professional who works in San Diego. He is issuing comment on a new article that explains the various innovations occurring in the field of dentistry. These new developments will make a trip to the dentist more comfortable and effective than ever before.

Many dental patients explain that the sound of the drill at a dentist's office causes them more anxiety than the actual process. These people will find comfort in knowing that scientists have discovered a new peptide that can get embedded into gel or a thin film, thus helping cells in the teeth to regenerate after a cavity develops. This innovative technology could soon eliminate the needs for fillings and drills altogether, thus making this aspect of a trip to the dentist much more enjoyable.

Though getting a cavity filled is perfectly safe, the discovery of this new peptide could prove extraordinarily useful for dental professionals. Regenerating the cells within the tooth could prevent the possibility of destroying nerves and blood vessels found within molars, which can sometimes happen during drilling. The new procedure would also eliminate the need for dental work such as crowns. While the technology proves promising, it is important to note that it still must go through a series of clinical trials before it is available on the market for use at dentists' offices around the country.

Smartphones are useful for a variety of purposes, whether it is to order dinner or talking with a family member overseas, but soon scientists may have a way to get a smartphone to make an individual aware that they are in need of a mint. A small startup company in San Francisco has developed a computer chip that can detect smells. This technology can be used to plug into the iPhone and let the user know if they are suffering from bad breath. The app is exact too, since it contains 2,000 sensors to detect smells. Humans only have 400 sensors available for this purpose. The app can go beyond telling a person that he or she needs to freshen up, too. The creators hope that the device will soon be able to monitor medical conditions like diabetes, and show a person's blood-alcohol level.

Botox is commonly used to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, but dentists have begun to use the treatment as a way to relive pain associated with temporomandibular joint disorders. The Massachusetts Board of Registration in Dentistry recently approved the use of Botox for treatment in cases of TMJ. Massachusetts is one of at least 20 states to discuss the topic of using Botox in a dental office. The stipulations about using Botox in a dental practice vary between states, but some states allow those who are properly trained to use the substance to then apply it to patients suffering from TMJ.

James Loye comments on these extraordinary innovations in the field stating, "Dentists are always trying to move forward in taking better care of our patients. I am particularly interested in the treatment of clients with Botox. I am so proud to say that I am as proactive in patient care as I can be." James Loye supports the continued development of new treatment methods for use in dental practices.


James Loye has over 27 years of experience in the dental field, and currently works in San Diego, California. He holds membership in several professional organizations, including the American Dental Association and the American Academy of Facial Esthetics. Dr. Loye aims to make his practice feel welcoming and inviting, treating both new and returning patients with respect and compassion.

Source: Marketwire

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