SOUTH WEYMOUTH, MA…
One of the biggest challenges dentists and hygienists face with patients is not only getting them to brush but addressing the problem areas that normal brushing might not take care of. Utilizing a disclosing solution and a camera, Dr. Richard Wolfert, a South Weymouth dentist who goes by the moniker of The Toothboss, has now made it possible for patients to see those trouble spots so they can adjust brushing accordingly.
How it works is simple. The disclosing solution, when applied to the patient’s mouth, adheres to areas of plaque build-up. When the dentist or hygienist examines their teeth, those notable areas are identified with a pink marker. The dentist or hygienist can then show the patient the trouble areas.
“One of the biggest frustrations for patients is brushing and still getting bleeding gums and the occasional cavity. With the disclosing solution, we can see the areas of concern and show them how to brush more effectively,” said Dr. Wolfert, whose practice is located at 1121 Main Street in South Weymouth. “The disclosing solution is just one of several new services we have added to our recare appointments with the hygienist.”
In addition to use of disclosing solution to determine trouble spots, The Toothboss has added a more complete charting of the gum pockets that surround the teeth, a review of the patient’s health history, a blood pressure screening, and other procedures to complement the normal services his hygienists provide.
“Saliva washes away plaque. If you are on a medication that gives you dry mouth, that means that plaque is not being washed away and potentially doing damage to your teeth and or gums,” said Wolfert. “By making a health history review part of our recare services, we can address the side effects of medication so it doesn’t harm your teeth.”
Dr. Wolfert’s practice is located at 1121 Main Street in South Weymouth, Massachusetts, and accepts most insurance plans. They also accept payment from most PPO and indemnity plans, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield and Delta Dental.
For more information on The Toothboss, visit Dr. Wolfert’s website at www.toothboss.com or call 781-335-0604 to schedule a consultation.
About The Toothboss
The Toothboss offers: comprehensive examinations (written treatment and treatment plan provided); cosmetics; crowns, bridges and tooth-colored restorations; partial and full dentures; periodontics (early cases treated); oral surgery; restoration of conventional and small diameter implants; and emergency services (24-hour emergency phone number available).
The Toothboss accepts most insurance plans. They also accept payment from most PPO and indemnity plans, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield and Delta Dental. They also accept all major credit cards and have arranged payment plans through CareCredit.
To schedule an initial consultation, please call 781-335-0604. For more information, visit www.toothboss.com.