Come See What We See – Dental Technology at Whitby Dental Office
We’ve all been told time and time again that regular visits to your family dentist in Whitby are key to maintaining your oral health. Our team is professionally trained to keep your teeth strong and clean, and to recognize small problems that are easy to fix, before they become big problems that require more invasive treatments.
Our dentists and hygienists have years of experience recognizing early warning signs of dental problems like tooth decay, gum recession, cracked or broken teeth, symptoms of oral cancer, and bacteria that causes bad breath and sore throats.
Traditionally, this has been done through the type of dental appointment that you’re used to – our team cleans, scales, polishes and flosses your teeth, taking x-rays and providing fillings, crowns and bridges as needed.
Similar to other industries, new technologies have helped dental professionals enhance their current services, allowing them more detailed views into a patient’s mouth, more comfortable treatment options, and instant access to patient records and information.
Our office has invested in this new technology, and one piece we’re especially proud of is our Inter-Oral Cameras. These are new, innovative tools that help dentists and their teams to look more closely at areas in your mouth that may have been missed in a regular appointment with your Whitby dentist.
Using the Inter-Oral Camera is painless, quick and easy. First, a small camera (that’s been properly sterilized, of course) is placed in your mouth. The camera is shaped like a probe, so it is easy to maneuver around the inside of your mouth to access hard-to-reach spots. This camera makes it easy for both you and the dentist to see everything that is going on in there, tooth by tooth. You can look at the footage together, which allows you to see exactly what the dentist and hygienists sees and gives you a great opportunity to ask any questions that may come up while examining your teeth.
The camera footage is stored digitally, giving your dentist the ability to freeze-frame and zoom in on any problem areas. This also makes it easy for your dentist to hold onto these records and use them for comparative purposes if you develop dental problems down the road.