October 17, 2012
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Our goal is to help you maintain and improve your oral health.

To achive this goal, the dental care that you and your family recieves in our office always includes state of the art equiptment. 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 the inside out) is a major goal for modern dentistry. The widespread use of flouride supplements in dental materials, toothpastes and drinking water has made tooth surfaces harder and more resistant to decay. However, diagnosing cavaties beneath the hard surfaces is more challenging because the disease process can start through micorscopic defects in the hard surface enamel and can be readily spread into the softer tooth structure beneath the surface.

X-rays and probing with an explorer are lilited in detecting sub surface decay, particularly when the cavity is in its early stages. Fortunately, the new DIAGNOdent is a major breakthrough that allows the dentist to monitor the areas below the hard surfaces. The DIAGNOdent allows the dentist to locate hidden decay, and with treatment stop the spread of disease before it destroys the tooth from within.

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 completly safe and pain free.

We encourage regular dental check-ups, cleanings an home care. Early detection of problems minimize the expenses related to major tooth repair. New technologies take us a giant step forward to helping you achive the goal of minimally invasive dentistry.


West Jordan, UT Dentist
Salt Lake Smiles
9217 Redwood Road Ste C
West Jordan, UT 84088

(801) 568-0172
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