can hide in your teeth. It is our goal to help you maintain and
improve your oral health.
To achieve this goal, the dental care that you and
your family 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 for hidden decay.
We can't cure what we can't see! Locating hidden decay before it
destroys tooth structure (from the inside out) is a major goal of modern
dentistry. The widespread use of fluoride supplements in dental
materials, toothpastes and drinking water has made tooth surfaces harder
and more resistant to decay.
However, diagnosing cavities beneath the hard
surfaces is more challenging because the disease process can start
through microscopic defects in the hard surface enamel and can readily
spread into the softer tooth structure beneath the surface. X-rays and
probing with an explorer are limited in detecting sub surface decay,
particularly when the cavity is in its early stages. Fortunately, the
new DIAGNOdent® is a major breakthrough that allows the dentist to
monitor the areas below the hard surfaces. The DIAGNOdent® allows the
dentist to locate hidden decay, and with the treatment stop the spread
of disease before it destroys the tooth from within.
Patient friendly, especially for children. This unique instrument
provides instant feedback on the health of the tooth. A pen like probe
simply glides over the tooth surfaces constantly checking the health of
the tooth. A number scale and an alarm signals the operator when there
are signs of hidden decay. The new technology is completely safe and
An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. We encourage
regular dental check-ups, cleanings and home care. Early detection of
problems minimize the expenses related to major tooth repair. New
technologies take us a giant step forward to helping you achieve the
goal of minimally invasive dentistry.