We use the Diagnodent Laser to locate hidden tooth decay
The widespread use of flouride in toothpaste and drinking water has had the great benefit of making tooth enamel much harder and more resistant to decay. However, diagnosing cavities beneath this harder surface is more challenging. This is because bacteria can creep through small grooves in the hard surface enamel, and readily spread to the softer tooth structure beneath the surface. The Diagnodent is a major breakthrough that allows the dentist to monitor the areas below the hard surface. The instrument has a pen-like probe that glides over tooth surfaces, constantly checking the health of the tooth. A number scale signals the operator when there are signs of hidden decay.
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Healthy Mouth, Healthy Heart
Recent research indicates that chronic gum disease (periodontitis) is associated with the development of heart (cardiovascular) disease.