Improvements in technology are designed to make tools easier to use, and to improve the experience for those that use them. Whether it’s in an automobile or a home appliance, technological advancements can work for you. At Greenhaven Family Dental, we embrace advances in dental technology, because they improve the experience of our patients. By making tools more precise and easier to use for our team, we can be sure that you have a better experience when you visit our office. Here’s some of the dental technology we utilize to create a better patient experience.

Digital Panoramic X-rays

You’re accustomed to the x-ray experience at your dentist or doctor’s office. You have to wear a lead bib and hold a bulky piece of metal in your mouth. It’s uncomfortable, and the image that comes back isn’t exactly detailed. At Greenhaven, we use digital panoramic x-rays to improve the experience of our patients, as well as improve our ability to diagnose certain conditions. Digital x-rays emit 90% less radiation than traditional x-rays, and they produce an image instantly, which is already a huge improvement. Digital panoramic x-rays utilize a number of digital x-rays to build a complete, 3-D model of your teeth and jawbone instantly. This kind of detailed picture is especially helpful when preparing to place a dental implant.

Intraoral Camera

Imaging technology helps to tell the story of what is happening to your teeth and gums. Based on examination, your dentist can typically determine if there is an issue present with your teeth, or whether there may be a developing issue that needs to be immediately addressed. It stands to reason then, that creating better pictures leads to a more accurate diagnosis. At Greenhaven, we utilize an intraoral camera to help us gain a better picture of your gums, teeth and jaw. This image can be projected onto a chairside monitor instantly, so that the dentist can evaluate your oral health in real time.


Dental technology isn’t reserved strictly for imaging. Your dentist also needs to thoroughly clean your teeth to prevent future problems. Our use of the Cavitron cleaning system improves patient experiences during dental cleanings. The Cavitron utilizes ultrasonic technology to remove plaque and tartar buildup, rather than relying on uncomfortable scraping. This piece of equipment can speed up cleanings and reduce the amount of discomfort that you experience during the process — a win for everyone.

Experience Quality Dental Technology at Greenhaven Family Dental

When patients have better experience at the dentist’s office, they’re more likely to continue making appointments and caring for their teeth. We firmly believe this, which is why at Greenhaven Family Dental, we embrace contemporary dental technology. To learn about all of the services we offer, contact Greenhaven Family Dental in Baxter, MN at 218-454-0523.