DIAGNOdent® Laser Caries Detection Aid
DIAGNOdent laser caries detection aid. Our Glendale dentist explains the benefits of the DIAGNOdent technology for the early detection of dental caries and tooth decay.
Detect Caries Early with DIAGNOdent®!
Our goal at CyberDent is to help patients maintain and improve their oral health.
To achieve this goal, the dental care that you and your family receive in our dental office in Glendale always includes state of the art equipment. Among the newest technologies is a small laser caries detection aid called the DIAGNOdent®, which scans your teeth with harmless laser light, searching for hidden decay.
Locating hidden decay before it destroys tooth structure (from the inside out) is a major goal for modern dentistry. The widespread use of fluoride supplements in dental materials, toothpaste 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 subsurface decay, particularly when the cavity is in its early stages. Fortunately, the DIAGNOdent® is a breakthrough that allows our Glendale dentist to monitor the areas below the hard surfaces. The DIAGNOdent® also allows the dentist and hygienist to locate hidden decay, and with treatment stop the spread of disease before it destroys the tooth from within.
Dental Explorer Vs. DIAGNOdent®
This new technology is completely safe and pain-free. This unique instrument provides instant feedback on the health of the tooth. A pen-like probe simply glides over tooth surface constantly checking the health of the tooth. A number scale and an alarm signal the operator when there are signs of hidden decay.
We encourage regular dental check-ups, cleanings and home care. Early caries detection and diagnosis of problems minimize the expenses related to major tooth repair. New technologies take our Glendale area dental team a giant step forward to help you achieve the goal of minimally invasive dentistry.
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Our dentist in Glendale invested in this innovative technology because
we believe our patients deserve modern dentistry that fits their lifestyles. Call
to schedule your appointment today and preserve your smile!