Modern Dentistry
Air Abrasion
Air Abrasion

Whenever possible we use air abrasion rather than a drill. Air abrasion takes less tooth structure than a drill. Air abrasion also eliminates vibration, noise, and the odor associated with a drill procedure.


Your tooth can then be filled with a strong chemically bonded material that can be matched to the color of your tooth making it appear nearly invisible. Tooth colored fillings are beautiful in appearance and can be completed in a single visit.

Distilled Water
Distilled Water

We use distilled water rather than tap water to help safeguard against germs and contamination.

Opalescence Take Home Whitening

Opalescence Take Home Whitening Gels are only available from your dentist, who will supervise your treatment from initial consultation through completion. The sticky, viscous gel won't migrate to gums and most formulations include Potassium Fluoride (PF), which helps to improve oral health by strengthening enamel, decreasing sensitivity and offering increased cavity prevention.

Paperless Office
Paperless Office

Our office utilizes a computer system to organize your appointment information, health and dental records, etc. instead of paper forms.

Sonicare
Sonicare

Sonicare's unique, patented combination of high speed bristle motion with extra wide sweeping motion creates effective, yet gentle, dynamic fluid cleaning motion. You get excellent plaque removal, especially in hard-to-reach areas such as between and below the gum line. You can count on naturally whiter teeth and healthier gums.


Sonicare is excellent in battling gum disease, dry mouth, bad breath and tooth sensitivity. Its sweeping motion is very good in cleaning around dental restorations such as implants, crowns and veneers as well as cleaning braces.

Waterpik

Water Flossers offer your patients an easier and more effective alternative to dental floss for improving oral health. More than 50 published clinical studies conducted at 25 university and independent research facilities have proven Waterpik Water Flossers are safe and effective on patients with gingivitis, periodontal disease, orthodontic appliances, implants, crowns, bridges and diabetes.

Digital X-Rays
Digital X-Rays

Our office uses the latest in digital x-ray technology. Digital x-rays offer a detailed image of your entire mouth and also deliver 90% less radiation than traditional film x-rays. X-rays play an invaluable role in the diagnosis of periodontal problems as well as provide a clear picture for Dr. El Ghaoui to accurately diagnose the problem and provide clear treatment regiments.

We place a small sensor in your mouth and then an x-ray beam is sent through your teeth and bone and onto the sensor, which records the image of your teeth and bone and sends it to the computer. The sensor can then be repositioned to capture images of other sections of your teeth and bones. The digital dental x-ray system is more sensitive than dental x-ray film systems so your exposure to x-rays is cut by 90%.

The large enhanced images that you see are what Dr. El Ghaoui sees, so it is easier for you to understand how they will treat your teeth and bones. Your periodontal checkups take less time and it is fun to watch the system work. Most patients are amazed.

Single Visit Whitening

Single visit whitening uses a special light that is able to activate a higher concentration of whitening solution in order to produce quicker and more dramatic results. Our technicians protect your mouth very carefully and the whole process takes around an hour.

Intra-Oral Camera

An intra-oral camera allows the patient and doctor to view the condition of the mouth at the same time. This technology helps the patient understand and consider all the treatment options available for their situation.

Soft Tissue Laser

Tara Hills Dental uses a laser soft system to treat gum disease and other soft tissue problems. With the use of our soft tissue laser system, Dr. El Ghaoui can painlessly treat soft tissue (gum-related) issues such as periodontitis as well as perform more advanced procedures such as gum grafts. Give our Pinole dental office a call at 510-296-4421 and learn how the use of a soft tissue laser can benefit you during your next visit.

Sterilization
Sterilization

We use a powerful autoclave to sterilize equipment and dental instruments. This helps to safeguard against germs and contamination.

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