People seldom have a clear idea of the actual status of their dental health. Even with lights and mirrors, a patient can’t see what the dentist can – that is, until now.
We use digital cameras so when you visit the dentist, you can sit comfortably back in the chair and get ready to see your smile from the dentist's point of view. Dr. Virginia Gregory or your hygienist will take a picture of your mouth, and then a computing unit enlarges the full-color images and sends them to a TV screen that you can easily view from the dental chair. Aha! There it is – your mouth on the big screen. Dr. Gregory can point out problem areas and explain her recommendations for treatment so you can become an informed partner in your dental care instead of a mere bystander. Seeing your dental problems may seem overwhelming at first, but consider the experience the first step toward a healthier, fresher smile. The camera may reveal the early stages of potentially serious problems, allowing you the opportunity to prevent small problems before they escalate. This is especially helpful with gum disease and conditions that cause damage without causing pain. The camera's honest survey can also show you how your regular home hygiene routine is paying off. Dr. Gregory or your hygienist can even recommend ways to improve your home care based on their findings.