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Distinctive Dentistry: Book Release Party and Book Signing

Distinctive Dentistry: Book Release Party and Book Signing

After many months of hard work, we are excited to finally make our big announcement!

Dr Kristen Ritzau is proud to release her new book Distinctive Dentistry: Obtaining an Unparalleled Dental Experience and a Healthy Smile for Life.

Patients and public alike are invited to attend her Book Release Party and Book Signing on Wednesday May 30th at 6pm at Shoreline Dental Studio. Appetizers and drinks will be served to those in attendance and raffle prizes will be given away. The books, which retail on for $14.95, will be available for $10 each and Dr Ritzau will be available to sign copies for guests.

Benefits of Sedation Dentistry

Feeling nervous about an upcoming dentist visit is common, but for some people, this can quickly turn into full-blown anxiety during their appointment. To help these people feel calmer and less fearful, Dr. Ritzau offers sedation dentistry. This involves the use of sedatives that allow dental patients to feel relaxed. This practice also provides a number of other benefits. sedation-dentistry-san-clemente-ca Dental Problem Prevention

People who fear going to the dentist often put off making an appointment for regular cleanings. In some cases, they don’t end up seeing a dentist until they’ve developed a severe problem, such as a toothache or gum inflammation. Thanks to sedation dentistry, these people are more likely to have routine cleanings and exams done, which goes a long way toward preventing or reducing the risk of serious dental problems.

More Pleasant Experience

Patients who undergo sedation are much less anxious during their appointments. Whether they’re having a routine cleaning or a tooth extraction, this feeling of relaxation results in a much more pleasant visit for the patient.

Fewer Appointments

Certain types of dental procedures require a considerable amount of time to complete. This means that patients have to come for multiple appointments or endure a lengthy appointment that can cause a lot of discomfort. Sedation dentistry makes it possible for patients to undergo these longer procedures in one sitting without experiencing significant discomfort.

Less Anesthesia

The sedatives given to dental patients provide them with a higher pain threshold. Since they can comfortably handle more pain, little anesthesia may be used. This depends on the type of procedure being done, since some are much more invasive than others.

The benefits that sedation dentistry provides help encourage people to get the dental care they need. This is an important step in preventing serious dental and other health problems down the road. Contact Dr. Ritzau today to schedule a consultation: 949-498-4110.

Kristen Ritzau DDS - Certified Invisalign Provider in San Clemente

After serving as a certified Invisalign provider for the past 3 years, Dr. Kristen Ritzau is pleased to announce that she is now able to offer Invisalign Orthodontic Treatment out of her San Clemente Office. Invisalign is a revolutionary technology that allows patients to treat malocclusion without all the hassle and bother of traditional wires and brackets.

invisalignInvisalign also allows the patient to maintain proper hygiene without having to clean in and around brackets and wires. It also allows patients to eat food without restriction or fear of breaking off a cemented bracket. It also has cosmetic benefits as most people will not even realize that patients are wearing their orthodontic trays, and clear trays helps prevent some of the discoloration that can occur when having brackets cemented onto tooth surfaces for lengthy periods of time.

Nearly 65% of the population suffers from some form of malocclusion. These types of malocclusion can include but are not limited to: spacing or crowding, misplaced midline, open bite, cross bite, overjet, rotation and underbite.

Dr. Ritzau works in concert with Invisalign’s team of technicians to design a custom treatment plan to meet each patient's needs. Invisalign’s high-tech interacting 3D modeling system allows the doctor and patient to anticipate the week to week progress of treatment and acquire a timeline for estimated treatment length of time for completion.

The cost of Invisalign is similar to that of traditional braces and ranges depending on amount of time a patient will be in treatment.

The effectiveness of the Invisalign treatment is largely dependent upon the patient and their commitment to wear the trays for the required time throughout treatment. The trays are designed to be worn 22 hours a day to achieve the expected outcome of movement.

Patients interested in Invisalign should call Dr. Ritzau’s dental office and we would be happy to offer a complimentary Invisalign consultation to see if Invisalign treatment is right for you!