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By Timothy T. Bui, D.D.S., Inc.
June 02, 2015
Category: Oral Health
Tags: Intraoral Camera  

Intraoral Camera Your Newport Beach dentists can easily determine the health of your smile with this simple dental device.

While we all want to maintain a healthy smile, accidents happen. Cavities are one of the most common dental problems in both children and adults, even though they are entirely preventable. But, cracked, weakened teeth and gum problems can also put a damper on your oral health. However, your Newport Beach dentists are here to the rescue with the intraoral camera.

What is an intraoral camera?

An intraoral camera is a tiny digital camera that is shaped like a pen and it helps your Newport Beach, CA dentists check the overall health of your teeth.

What does an intraoral camera detect?

This camera snaps images, which are then uploaded onto our computer to get up close pictures of the health of your teeth. Using the intraoral camera, we can easily detect small problems like cracks, decay, worn-out fillings, bleeding gums and even plaque. While some of these issues can be detected through a physical examination, this camera can pick up the smallest problems that the human eye might not catch. This means a faster diagnosis and significantly easier treatment for you.

What should I expect when I visit my Newport Beach, CA dentist?

When you come in for your six-month cleaning we will most likely use the intraoral camera to make sure that your smile is cavity and damage free. We also want you to be an active part of your oral health, which means look at the images with us and look at the issues you are currently experiencing.

When you come in for your next cleaning be sure to tell us if you are experiencing any new symptoms or problems. The intraoral camera can easily pick up these issues, but being aware that you are having issues means that we can address these concerns and treat the problem right away.

Whether you are concerned about the current state of your oral health or not, if it’s time for your six-month cleaning and checkup then schedule an appointment today with Dr. Timothy Bui and Dr. Caden Lim your Newport Beach dentist. Let our intraoral camera detect minor issues before they become full-blown, irreversible problems.

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