Wednesday, February 23, 2011


The dental profession has taken advantage of the new technology that is available to conduct procedures in a safe, fast and efficient way. 
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Digital X-Rays

huntington beach dental x-rays Digital X-Rays are a form of x-ray imaging where digital sensors are used instead of traditional x-ray film. Significantly, less radiation can be used to produce an image of similar contrast to conventional x-rays. Other advantages include; time efficiency through bypassing the chemical processing, the ability to digitally transfer and enhance images, the x-rays can be enlarged on a computer screen for easier viewing, and because there are no chemicals or lead, the process is environmentally friendly.

Intra Oral Camera

huntington beach intra oral camera This is a camera that allows the dentist to show the patient the exact procedure that is needed. It allows for patient education by showing the patient what the dentist sees. Patients are better able to understand the procedures that are being done to them and it helps to put them at ease and improves the patient-dentist trust relationship. Also, thanks to these technological advances patients are able to be more proactive and involved in their care.

Air Abrasion

Air abrasion is like a mini sandblaster that sprays the decay away. During air abrasion a thin spray of particles is concentrated on the decayed portion of the tooth and is removed as the spray hits it. The decay is then suctioned away. Air Abrasion can also be used for other procedures for example, to remove old composite restorations or to prepare the tooth’s surface for bonding or sealants.


diagnodent huntington beachDiagnodent technology uses a simple laser diode to inspect your teeth, comparing reflection wavelength against a known healthy baseline wavelength to uncover decay. How? First, we aim the laser onto one of your healthy enamel tooth surfaces to give us a benchmark reading. Then, we continue on around your mouth, shining the laser into all suspect areas. As the laser pulses into grooves, fissures and cracks, it reflects fluorescent light of a specific wavelength. This light is measured by receptors, converted to an acoustic signal, evaluated electronically to reveal a value between one and 100, then displayed on a screen. Anytime the laser encounters a surface that reads differently than the healthy baseline value, it stimulates emission of fluorescent light of a different wavelength. A reading of 10-20 indicates some enamel softening, pointing to a potential problem area that merits close monitoring. A reading of 21-100 indicates a definite area of decay requiring a filling.

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