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Important Things to Know About Our Drill


Posted on 1/25/2019 by Sandra Embree
Important Things to Know About Our DrillLet's be honest: nobody likes the sound of a dental drill. High pitched, shrill, and outright terrifying to some, even the most reasonable people clap their hands over their ears when they encounter it.

We know that you're not visiting us because you love our dental drill. However, you don't have to be its biggest fan to recognize how important it is to giving you a healthy set of teeth.

Five Facts About the Dental Drill

The first dental drill is believed to be over 9,000 years old – aren't you glad you didn't need a cavity filled back then? The dental drill has come a long way since then, taking the guesswork and fear out of dental procedures.

•  Our dental drills shoot water into your mouth to protect you. The friction of the dental drill can generate great amounts of heat, but squirting water into your mouth helps lower temperature and protect your mouth and teeth.
•  Our drills are made out of tungsten-carbide. They are extremely durable!
•  We may not even call it a drill in front of you! Handpiece sounds so much less frightening, right?
•  We use two different types of drills when working on your teeth. The high speed drills spins in excess of 250,000 RPMs! We also use comparatively slower drills, too, at just 8,000 RPMs.
•  Dental work is a dirty job, but we love doing it! Did you ever wonder why we wear face masks when working on you? In less than a minute or so, we are exposed to so much bacteria while working on your teeth, the equivalent of you sneezing right in our faces!

The truth is, having a dental drill in your mouth isn't as scary as it's made out to be. Most people agree that it's the sound of the drill that puts their teeth on edge (pardon the pun!).

We strive to keep our patients comfortable and at ease during their appointments at our office, and we take pride in having happy, satisfied patients. Please give our office a call today to schedule a cleaning and full dental exam!

Personalized Care, Patient Education, Health & Wellness

Sandra
Embree, DDS
Ann Arbor Dentist - Sandra Embree, DDS

Dr. Embree graduated from The University of Michigan School of Dentistry. She completed postdoctoral training in a General Practice Residency at University of Michigan Hospitals Department of Hospital Dentistry. Dr. Embree received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing and practiced in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at University of Michigan Mott Children's Hospital prior to her dental school training.
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Ann Arbor Dentist - Courtney Heys, DDS
Courtney
Heys, DDS

Dr. Heys is originally from the Seattle area. She moved to Ann Arbor in 2003 to attend the University of Michigan School of Dentistry. Dr. Heys has been in private practice since 2007. She has practiced 4 years in Saline, MI and 4 years in Jackson, MI.
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Recent Recognitions
Best of Ann Arbor Award-9 years in a row
3 time Nominee of Hour Detroit Magazines Top Dentist
CMUS Talk of the Town Award for Excellence in Customer Satisfaction

What our patients are saying about us

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  • "Thank you for always providing such professional and caring service to my husband, Cody. Dr. Heys and her staff are helping him get his teeth back into shape and are doing a fantastic job. You are all the best!"
    ~ Jenna E
  • "The staff are exceptional! They're down to earth and make you feel welcome. Very professional and friendly."
    ~Deanna D.
  • "The team at Embree Dentistry really goes above and beyond. They are concerned with preventative care and monitor issues with individual attention. They came up with a treatment plan for me before I am able to undergo any procedures. "
    ~ Aleksandra
  • "As a new patient, Embree Dentistry definitely makes you feel well-informed and cared about. They were very good with appointment reminders, and at your first appointment, they talk through every step of the process to make sure you're aware of what each step is for."
    ~ Suzanne
  • "Dr. Embree and her staff provided me the best dentistry I've ever had. I had a lot of work done, including several fillings and three crowns. Dr. Embree is very careful to make the procedures as painless as possible, and her staff made sure that my experiences were comfortable and stress free.
    Dr. Embree did a deep cleaning that I'm sure allowed me to avoid periodontal work. Her staff is very efficient in setting up appointments and sending reminders. I whole heartedly recommend Dr. Embree's dentistry."
    ~ Jenny
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Embree Dentistry, 2340 E. Stadium Blvd, Suite 7, Ann Arbor, MI, 48104 - Related Phrases: dentist Ann Arbor MI, dentist Ann Arbor MI, (734) 973-0000, www.embreedentistry.com, 8/22/2019