miami-dentist-diagnodent-laser-dentistryMinimally invasive technology is exciting for both medical professionals as well as the patients they treat.  These new technologies allow professionals to conduct traditional procedures, often times with more precision and less pain.  When searching for a Miami dental provider, you may wish to find a professional who uses minimally invasive technologies so your visit is as painless and comfortable as possible.

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We take pride in providing the highest quality of service at Assure a Smile.  Ensuring our patients receive the latest in holistic dental and minimally invasive treatments is our top priority.  Take a moment to familiarize yourself with the Diagnodent Laser, one of our leading minimally invasive treatment options.

Miami Dentistry and the Diagnodent Laser

How does the Diagnodent Laser work?

In a lot of ways, the Diagnodent Laser works like a radar, detecting bacteria cultures and plaque accumulation on the enamel of the teeth.  The laser is shown on the surface of the tooth and is reflected back towards the instrument when it encounters even the slightest areas of decay, identifying the problem areas.


How does the Diagnodent Laser compare to X-rays and other cavity?

This method is far superior to X-rays and manual exploration because the Diagnodent’s fluorescent laser detects areas of plaque and bacteria that are nestled deep within the tiny cracks and valleys of a tooth, known as hidden carries.  As the name suggests, these areas of decay are hard to detect because they are nearly invisible to both the naked eye and X-rays.

Should I be concerned with hidden caries?

Yes, hidden caries may be extremely detrimental to long term oral health.  Because they are hidden, they can grow undetected and eventually penetrate into the soft tissue of the tooth before they can be identified and properly treated.  This sets into motion a high level of tooth decay that may result in major cavities, root canals, and ultimately gum infection.


The Diagnodent Laser is just one of the leading technologies we offer to our patients.  This laser treatment has many benefits and is virtually pain-free, making it an ideal choice for young children and patients with dental anxiety.  We encourage you to contact Assure a Smile for more information on Diagnodent Laser treatment sessions.

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