By Dr. Howard
April 18, 2014
Category: Oral Health
So often there are patients that have at least two or three cavities. You don’t want more than you have now.
Are you tired of playing hide and seek with your cavities?
While you may be more adamant about brushing and flossing, you probably still worry that a cavity can appear out of nowhere. To calm your uncertainty, regular dental checkups can reveal whether or not cavities are afoot.
We are sure you have heard of fluoride. It’s commonly found in toothpaste and mouthwash. Since many households have fluoridated water and dental products, their tooth’s enamel has gotten stronger, which is a good thing.
However, Instead of beginning dental caries surfacing on the tooth’s surface, stronger enamel has resulted in dental caries appearing underneath the surface.
This has made precise diagnose of early dental caries very problematic for most dentists.
At Dr. Howard’s dentist office (20024 area code), detecting cavities has become more accurate and beneficial for the patients. It’s all thanks to the DIAGONOdent.
It is a laser device that detects caries before they can be seen with the naked eye.
How does the DIAGNOdent work?
It’s pretty simple, like the wave of a wand. All you need to do is sit back and let us prep your tooth:
- Clean tooth’s surface
- Dry tooth
- Scan tooth with DIAGNOdent
This tool scans the laser fluorescence within the inner tooth. If high fluorescence is detected, a cavity may be there. It’s a painless examination, and involves no probing or scratching. And early detection can save you the toothache. What’s not to love about it?
Are you taking good care of your teeth and gums? Why don’t you come in for a checkup to make sure! Call our office of dentistry (20024 area code) at (202) 863-0688.