Dental exams or dental checkups will benefit from Bennett Family Dentistry's intra-oral camera that allows the patient and dentist to view the condition of the mouth at the same time. This in mouth video exam technology aids the dental patient in understanding the available treatment options and the condition of the outer areas of the teeth and gums.
Our office uses the latest in digital x-ray technology. Digital x-rays offer a detailed image of your entire mouth and also deliver 90% less radiation than traditional film x-rays. X-rays play an invaluable role in the diagnosis of periodontal problems as well as provide a clear picture for our doctors to accurately diagnosis the problem and provide clear treatment regiments.
We place a small sensor in your mouth and then an x-ray beam is sent through your teeth and bone and onto the sensor which records the image of your teeth and bone and sends it to the computer. The sensor can then be repositioned to capture images of other sections of your teeth and bones. The digital dental x-ray system is more sensitive than dental x-ray film systems so your exposure to x-rays is cut by 90%.
The large, enhanced images that you see are what the doctor sees so it is easier for you to understand how they will treat your teeth and bones. Your periodontal checkups take less time and it is fun to watch the system work. Most patients are amazed.
Whitening your teeth at home often involves using a custom fitted mouth guard into which a whitening solution is placed. These custom fitted mouth guards will help protect your gums from irritation that occurs when using ill-fitted over-the-counter whitening mouth pieces. After the solution is placed in the mouth guard it is placed over the teeth and left on for a hour or two or overnight depending on the type of whitening solution.