- October 29, 2014
We hear it in the medical news all of the time: early detection saves lives. We hear it regarding all forms of cancer, diabetes, heart disease, etc. The sooner we know there is a problem, the sooner we can work to fix it. In the dental health world, we are taking great strides to improve our early detection abilities, and would like to share some of those tools with you now.
1) DIAGNOdent laser cavity detection – Detecting a cavity early is very beneficial to you. From a health standpoint, your tooth will be stronger if it doesn’t experience as much decay. From a comfort standpoint, it is a lot easier to get a small filling than a large filling.
2) VELscope oral cancer screening – As we mentioned above, early detection is key when fighting cancer. Oral cancer is no different, and with VELscope, we can be more efficient in our screening process.
3) Gingivitis treatment – Gum disease is one of the most prevalent infections in this country, but it is very easily treated if caught early. The only way to catch gingivitis early is to maintain routine cleanings every six months.
The sooner you know, the sooner you can get rid of it! Let us show you our early detection technology at your next exam. Contact us today to set it up. We can’t wait to see you and help you on your way to a happier, healthier smile!