It’s one thing when a dentist or hygienist tells you something about your teeth, whether it’s an issue that needs addressing or just simply to let you know of a job well done on brushing and flossing. But it’s an entirely different thing when a dentist can show you your teeth and smile in a high definition way.
Yes, there’s a lot more to it than just looking in the mirror.
Dental technology has come a long way, and proof of this is none other than the intraoral camera – a device that takes you inside your mouth and gives you a whole new perspective on your teeth by projecting the images on a nearby plasma screen for more extensive viewing. It’s a technology that we’re proud to have incorporated into our operations. Here’s a look at some of the key benefits of these devices:
3 Benefits of Intraoral Cameras
They’re comfortable and convenient: Intraoral cameras are small devices, about the size of a pen, so there’s no straining or fitting anything into your mouth to accommodate them. It’s a pain-free device and there are no side effects involved with its use.
It can see deep into the mouth: One of the biggest benefits of the camera is that it allows dentists to see into even the deepest, most hidden corners of the mouth to monitor tooth and gum health. The camera can see what a dentist may not be able to from just a standard inspection. The head of the camera can rotate 90 degrees, and it also offers LED lighting to enable a closer look at specific areas.
It improves dentist-patient communication: Seeing is believing, and a dentist can help you address issues by actually showing you the problems – and not just telling you them.