The severity of a cavity can often depend on how quickly the problem is diagnosed. If you wait for the visual signs of cavities to see your dentist, you’ll likely need at least a dental filling to fix the problem. Relying on your own eyes to spot these problems is not the best option for your oral health. Instead, you should trust the advanced technology employed by your dentist to help keep your teeth safe. Making biannual trips to the dentist gives them the ability to utilize intraoral cameras, digital x-rays, and cleaning technology to keep your teeth safe and healthy.

Advanced Technology, Like the Intraoral Camera, Helps with Cavity Detection

Cavity detection has come a long way over the years. Advanced technology now gives your dentist the ability to spot problems much earlier than in the past. The intraoral camera is a device that your dentist can use to gain a better overall picture of your oral health. Your dentist can use this small camera to get a close-up view of your gums, teeth, and oral structures. While a general exam can reveal obvious issues with your teeth, using this advanced technology allows your dentist to catch developing problems before they require more serious treatment.

Digital X-Rays Are Another Huge Asset for the Diagnosis of Oral Health Problems

Traditional x-rays were a useful technology that allowed your dentist to better understand the structure of your teeth and jaw. Now, digital x-rays improve upon that process. Digital x-rays emit far less radiation than traditional x-rays, making them safer for everyone involved. A digital x-ray can be displayed instantly on a monitor so that your dentist can diagnose potential problems and go over them with you in real time. Digital panoramic x-rays are another option that your dentist can use to build a 3D model of your jaw in cases where you may need a dental implant.

Faster, More Efficient Dental Cleanings Are Possible with Advanced Technology

Modern technology also improves your experience when it comes to dental cleanings. Cleanings are an important part of your biannual trips to the dentist, because they allow your hygienist to clean out any plaque or tartar buildup that may be forming. Advanced technology, like theCavitron, can utilize ultrasonic cleaning to give you a faster, more thorough cleaning during your visit.

Greenhaven Family Dental Prioritizes Your Experience

At Greenhaven Family Dental, we want you to feel comfortable and encouraged during your visits. That’s why we use advanced technology to give you a better experience. When we can diagnose and treat problems more efficiently, it saves you time and money. When it comes time for your next checkup and cleaning, contact Greenhaven Family Dental in Baxter, MN at 218-454-0523.