It is our goal to help you maintain and improve your oral health. To achieve this goal, the dental care that you receive in our office always includes state of the art equipment. Among the newest technologies is a small laser instrument called the DIAGNOdent, which scans your teeth with harmless laser light searching for hidden decay.
Locating hidden decay before it destroys tooth structure (from the inside out) is a major goal of modern dentistry. The widespread use of fluoride supplement in dental materials, toothpastes and drinking water have made tooth surfaces harder and more resistant to decay. Diagnosing cavities beneath this harder enamel surface, however, becomes more challenging! The familiar dental probe or “pick” is limited in detecting this sub-surface decay, particularly when the cavity is in its early stages.
The answer to this problem is the DIAGNOdent. Using a pen-like probe that simply glides over the surface, it provides instant feedback on the health of the tooth. A number scale and alarm signals when there are signs of hidden decay. This new technology is completely safe and pain-free.
The DIAGNOdent is a major breakthrough that allows the Dentist and Dental Hygienist to locate hidden decay and with treatment limit the amount of damage to your teeth.