It is our goal to help you maintain or improve your oral health.
To achieve this goal, the dental care that you and your family receive in our Los Alamitos dentist office always includes state-of-the-art equipment that can benefit you in many ways. Among the newest technologies is a small laser instrument called the DIAGNOdent, which scans your teeth with harmless laser light searching for hidden decay.
We can’t cure what we can’t see!
Locating hidden decay before it destroys tooth structure (from the inside out) is a big problem in modern dentistry. The widespread use of fluoride supplements in dental materials, toothpastes and drinking water have made tooth surfaces harder and more resistant to decay. However, diagnosing cavities 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. Meanwhile, the external surface of the tooth still appears to be healthy. X-rays and probing with an explorer are simply unreliable in detecting sub-surface decay, particularly when the cavity is in its early stages. Fortunately, the new DIAGNOdent is a major breakthrough that allows the dentist to monitor tooth surfaces. The DIAGNOdent allows our dentist in Los Alamitos to locate hidden decay and, with treatment, stop the spread of disease before it destroys the tooth from within.
Patient friendly, especially for children.
The unique instrument provides instant feedback on the health of the tooth. A pen-like probe simply glides over tooth surfaces constantly checking the health of the tooth. A number scale and an alarm signal the operator when there are signs of hidden decay. This new technology is completely safe and pain free. If you are looking for a dentist in Cypress CA or nearby, call our office at (562) 430-1013.
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