Technology in the world of dentistry is constantly changing and evolving. New inventions are often being made in an effort to assist patients in their journey to a healthy oral lifestyle. Here are just some examples of the latest technological advancements being made in the field of dentistry.
VELscope is a special type of light that dentists shine into a patient’s mouth to detect any potential abnormalities. It is intended to enhance the visualization of specific defects that would otherwise be invisible to the naked eye. The light can even help identify early signs of cancer, leading to early treatment and diagnosis. The VELscope has become an important tool often used by doctors when deciding how to treat specific patients.
In a move deemed safer for patients, dentists are transitioning from traditional film x-rays to digital X-rays. Digital X-rays provide immediate results that become viewable in a matter of seconds. They’re also much safer for patients as they require 90% less radiation than conventional X-rays. The ability to view the X-rays immediately after the procedure is beneficial because questions or concerns from the patient can be resolved immediately. They are also safer for the environment as they do not require developing.
Laser dentistry is a significant stride for dentists everywhere. It can be used to fill cavities, reduce tooth sensitivity, remove tumors, and whiten teeth. Using a laser can be more efficient and is virtually painless. The laser also has the ability to kill bacteria around any irritated or infected areas that are in need of special care.
Zoom Teeth Whitening
Zoom whitening is an in-office bleaching procedure that has gained notoriety for its ability to rid teeth of stains quickly and permanently. A dentist applies a hydrogen peroxide gel to the viewable teeth and then a UV light is shined on the teeth to break down the gel. In just one appointment, a patient can expect their teeth to be whitened by about eight shades.
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These are just some of the latest advancements being made in the field of dentistry. If you wish to take advantage of new innovations in dentistry, schedule a consultation with Dr. Stanislaus and discover how he can help restore your smile. Contact our Brooklyn office today! Let us help you regain the confidence to smile again.