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By George L. Landress, D.D.S., M.A.G.D.
March 23, 2015
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: DIAGNOdent Laser  

Keeping your teeth free from cavities means partaking in good dental hygiene habits every day. Unfortunately, whether it's because we're too busy, too tired, or simply don't want to, keeping up with simple everyday practices like brushing and flossing can fall by the wayside over time.

At Danbury Smiles, George L. Landress, D.D.S., M.A.G.D., and his staff of dental assistants offer the most revolutionary way to keep track of your dental health with the DIAGNOdent Laser. That means that patients who have had their dental health neglected for whatever reason can find comfort in the preventive methods of this innovative new dental technique, which can locate cavities early - before they've become too extensive. Dr. Landress highly values both identifying and preventing dental issues before they become too harrowing for patients' mouths. In the case of cavities, spotting them before they're out-of-control gives your dentist - and you - a better chance at defeating tooth decay without relying on invasive techniques like root canals later.

The DIAGNOdent laser can bring your mouth:

  • relief through early cavity detection
  • smaller and fewer fillings in the future, cutting the cost of your dental bill
  • smaller risk of needing invasive dental exploration techniques for cavities later

How The DIAGNOdent Laser Works

At first, your teeth will be examined by the technology using a state-of-the-art laser. Because healthy teeth reflect less light than tooth surfaces with decay do, the laser will focus on those tooth areas that have a greater amount of fluorescence. When the fluorescence is extremely noticeable, that's an indication that the tooth decay has reached a critical point and probably needs to be removed.

After the scan has been conducted, the results are converted into a digital reading that makes it easy for dentists to evaluate. Even you will be able to tell if you have tooth decay, as the machine emits an audio signal that gets higher in tone when it spots cavities.

For more information on the innovative DIAGNOdent Laser and how it can catch cavities before they've taken hold in your mouth, give Dr. Landress a call today at (203) 743-7608 for big-time dental relief right here in Danbury, CT!