Here at the Chelmsford offices of Dr. Stylos, we want you and your whole family to have healthy, beautiful smiles. Our Family Dental Services allow us to tend to patients young and old to prevent and repair tooth-related damage. We believe that knowledge and putting it into practice are the two most important factors of healthy dentistry. We will be with you and your family each step of the way to ensure you can carry out healthy habits in and out of our office. This starts with your very first visit with Dr. Stylos.
New Patient WOW Exam
Does this sound familiar, “I went to have my teeth check and the dentist came in and it was someone I never saw before! I see a new dentist every time I go in there!”. Or how about this, “I have been going to my dentist for a long time but he hardly comes in to check me anymore. When he does check me, he’s only there for 2 minutes and he always seems in a rush to get out of the room!” Even worst, “ I tried this new dental office that I saw on TV and when I went I NEVER meet the dentist!”
Dr. Stylos firmly believes that a great deal of trust and comfort is very important to establish before he does anything on a patient. He is committed to building that type of relationship FIRST and that can only happen when he spends time with someone. That is why at a patient’s first non emergency visit, Dr. Stylos spends a lot of time talking to you. He gets to know you as a person and the dental goals you have before he even looks in your mouth. This gives YOU and Dr. Stylos the best way to form a relationship that will identify the best way to have dental success. Once you both decide to move forward, he will carefully take the time to get all the information needed to know everything about the state of your dental health. No stone is left unturned and you are an active part of the co-discovery process .We often hear our new patients say “WOW , I have never had such a through exam before! No Dentist has ever checked so many things and spent that much time with me. Before you leave, you will know where Dr. Stylos will be starting and most importunately WHY you need to start there. That is why patients call it the WOW Exam.
Have you ever called an dental office with an emergency and was told that their next available appointment was in 2 days! How about if it is on a weekend and the message says call back during normal business hours! The one to top them all is the office is closed and there is NO MESSAGE!!!
Happily, patient’s of Dr. Stylos have very few emergency visits. Why? Because Dr. Stylos takes the time to see you each and every time you come to the office from your first visit to your next. This has been his proven formula to avoid emergencies since 1987. None the less, emergencies do happen. When they do, the first question you will hear from Dr. Stylos is, "how soon can you get to my office?", no matter if it is during regular offices hours or on a weekend night. That’s right, Dr. Stylos is available outside of office hours for emergencies! When you need Dr. Stylos most, he his there for you.
Replacing Missing Teeth
Many people for various reasons can be missing teeth that make it difficult to eat or smile. Dental Implants may be the best way to replace these problem areas in your mouth. These implants serve as artificial tooth replacements and look and feel extremely natural. Implants are the closest way to making a person feel whole again. Sometimes implants are not right for a person. In that case, we can offer alternatives such as bridges or partials that will greatly improve your dental health. Like all cases, we take your goals ,comfort and expectations into account and come up with the right solution for YOU. Come in for a visit to discuss and design your own personal plan.
Digital X- Rays
An important tool in detecting problems early is though Digital X-rays. We have been using this high tech system for several years. It provides excellent accuracy while providing the least amount of radiation possible, less than old x-rays. Best of all they are fast, provide more information and are environmentally friendly. Call us to schedule a visit and together, we can get a complete picture of any issues you may be having inside your mouth. Like all our procedures, safety issues and concerns will be discussed with you at the time of the x-ray. We look forward to seeing you, both inside and out!
Good Oral Hygiene is a very important factor in great dental and overall health. The problem is very few people know what they need to do. Studies now show that if you have poor oral hygiene you have a higher risk of heart problems, uncontrolled diabetes and low birth weight children in expecting mothers. Literally, your life depends on Good Oral Hygiene! We take the time with our hygiene services to teach and instill the information and techniques of healthy hygiene habits to you and your family to ensure lasting, beautiful smiles for years to come. Dental hygiene is a shared responsibility between our office and our patients. We are more than happy to take the time to help you develop habits you will use each and every day.
Don’t like to floss… No Problem! You are not alone! Did you know the biggest purchasers of floss are dental offices to give to their patients in the hopes that they will use it? And they do …to tie up plastic bags, and make fishing lures and decorative ornaments, everything but flossing their teeth! We offer alternate techniques such as the best electric toothbrushes and flossing aids for patients that don’t or can’t floss. You will leave our office not only with a clean, beautiful mouth, but a mind full of knowledge as well as with the tools to get the job done right! Come in for a visit and we will show you ways to take care of your teeth outside of the office, as well as explain what we can do for you here. Call today to get an appointment to evaluate you gum health today. It may save your life!
Gum (Periodontal) Disease and Cleanings
Regular teeth cleanings are a crucial part of you and your family’s health. Did you know that the “twice a year cleaning” was originally made up by a toothpaste company? That’s right some ad man created a campaign to win over dentists support by coining that phase. In fact, two cleanings a year may NOT BE ENOUGH if you aren’t the best flosser or brusher. People who have gum disease should be seen 3-4 times a year depending on how severe their problem is. If not, these patients can continue to have problems that will lead to bad breath, loose teeth, and eventual lose teeth. Research shows that the problems don’t remain in the mouth. The bacteria that cause gum disease can spread though bleeding gums to all the major organs in a patient by the blood stream. This can result in Heart problems, Blood Sugar problems and a number of other Body wide (Systemic) problems by weakening the immune system. It is now confirmed that people that die of sudden heart attacks are found to have the same bacteria that causes gum disease on the values of the heart! It is also proven that gum disease can be spread to other people like any bacterial infection. That 's right, you can spread gum disease just like a cold to your love ones!
However, people with healthy gums and teeth are healthier and have far less problems with diseases that affect their heart, liver and bloodstream. We will determine what is the best hygiene schedule for you to keep you healthy . Dr. Lou and Lisa will also examine your teeth at every visit to ensure we detect any problems at the earliest possible time and identify any future problems BEFORE they develop. Call us today to see what is the right cleaning schedule for you.
We offer a selection of Natural tooth colored fillings to ensure your smile is healthy, comfortable and as natural-looking as possible. Modern technology and materials allows our office to provide our patients with options to provide great function and beautiful results. We will take the time to explain your filling options so we guarantee you leave not only satisfied but excited to show off your new smile
Filling vs.CrownProgression of DecayRecurrent Decay
Sealants are another option for patients seeking to prevent cavities on teeth.. The pain free- Novocain free procedure is an easy and comfortable solution to “seal out” and fight off any plaque build-up that may lead to toothaches and cavities. We apply a light plastic material to the teeth where pits may be more vulnerable to bacteria build up. The process is quick, painless, and much less expensive than a filling. Talk to us today if you or your family member could benefit from this preventative treatment to bacteria-related damages.
Fluoride and Fluoride Vanish
Fluoride is a natural mineral used by dentists all over the world to help prevent tooth decay. It is used to help avoid cavities, sooth sensitive teeth while also killing bacteria in your mouth that cause periodontal disease. Fluoride is given to our younger patients to help developing teeth reach their potential by hardening the enamel. Adult patients use fluoride to help maintain enamel that has already developed, protect the seams that join teeth to fillings and other dentistry such as crowns (caps) and kill off those bad bacteria that cause gum and decay problems.
Because fluoride is such a crucial part of healthy dental hygiene, there are always new advancements in how it tastes, how it feels and how it is administered. We promise to have the best selection of flavored or unflavored fluoride for you and your family to protect and strengthen your beautiful smiles.
Oral Cancer and Advanced Velscope Screening
Did you know that oral cancer is the fastest raising cancer in North America ? Oral Cancer is a very deadly cancer with few treatment options and even fewer successes. People most at risk are over 40 years old, have a smoking history in the last 10 years and drink 3 or more drinks in a WEEK. What is also a troubling trend is that young people ages 18-25 years old are the fastest raising group of new oral cancer cases because of the Human Papilloma Virus that can be transferred though oral sexual contact. Even more frightening 25% of new Oral cancer case have NONE of these risk factors. The key to preventing oral cancer is though education and early detection. At our office, Dr. Stylos and Lisa will perform a though exam to identify any early changes that can lead to oral cancer. Beside relying on our skill and experience, we now have the latest equipment in oral cancer detection used by medical surgeons for detecting other types of cancer called the Velscope. Long used by lung cancer surgeons to help identify healthy tissue from cancerous tissue, the concept has just recently been approved as a diagnostic test for oral cancer screening. Dr. Stylos shines this Painless and SAFE light to point out any areas deep down in the oral tissue where changes in cells can not seen by the naked eye or felt by a touch exam. If something is not normal , we can address it before it becomes a problem . Dr. Stylos is proud to be one of the few dentists that has invested in this life saving technology to help his patients get the very best of care.
As a way of giving back to the community Dr. Stylos has donated his time and expertise for several years doing oral cancer screening clinics for the Lowell General Cancer Center.