Among the newest technologies is a small laser instrument called the DIAGNOdent, which scans your teeth with harmless laser light, searching for hidden decay.
Locating hidden decay before it destroys tooth structure (from inside out) is a major goal for us. The widespread use of fluoride supplements in dental materials, toothpastes and drinking water has made tooth surfaces harder and more resistant to decay. However, diagnosing cavities beneath the hard surfaces 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.
This 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, signals the operator when there are signs of hidden decay. This new technology is completely safe and pain free.