Catching cavities early is the key to maintaining a healthy smile. One of the most important things your family dentist does during a visit is checking your teeth for cavities and decay. To learn how the revolutionary DIAGNOdent device can help your dentist easily and quickly check your teeth for any potential problems, keep reading.
Revolutionary Diagnostic Technology
The DIAGNOdent device works by shining laser light on your teeth. The process is painless—in fact, you won’t feel a thing! When the light hits the enamel of your teeth, healthy teeth produce no results, while sites of tooth decay fluoresce or light up, alerting your dentist to potential trouble. The device also measures the amount of fluorescence on each tooth so that your dentist can easily see the amount of decay and address small or large problems as needed.
DIAGNOdent has numerous benefits over a traditional oral exam. Your dentist usually checks your teeth with instruments to identify sites of decay. In a routine dental exam, a dentist can identify decay 50 to 75% of the time. With DIAGNOdent, there is no poking, no prodding, and, best of all, the DIAGNOdent diagnostic system catches tooth decay with up to 90% accuracy, especially on surfaces that are hard for your dentist to reach during a traditional exam. Additionally, because DIAGNOdent uses light to sense cavities, those with sensitive teeth no longer have to worry about sensitivity during dental exams. Because the DIAGNOdent laser can catch even the smallest amounts of decay, your cavities can be treated sooner so your fillings are shallower and there is less risk of further complications.
The experienced family dentists at Kahn, Ferrari & Aldieri, DDS offer the latest in dental technology to help maintain your oral health and wellbeing. To find out more about our services, visit us on the web or call our Long Island office at (888) 829-9575 today.