Digital technology has transformed the field of dentistry and enables our dental care team to offer the best possible patient experience and more predictable results.
Our team prides itself on providing modern, high-quality care to patients in the Charlotte, NC area. Learn more about the technology used in our office below.
Technology at the Stewart Dental Group
During your first office visit, we will use a panoramic x-ray for proper diagnosis of the front and back teeth. The bite-wing x-ray series will be used to diagnose any decay in the back teeth. X-rays are best used to find cavities hiding between teeth and on tooth roots. X-ray films can also be used inside and outside the mouth to show different aspects of teeth.
Laser Cavity Detectors
These pen-like instruments can be used to diagnose hidden cavities. Laser cavity detectors shine a light onto teeth that are absorbed and reflected back to a sensor which shows a digital reading. A high number in digital reading means that there is more severe tooth decay.
Using laser tools can help detect cavities earlier than other methods and may even discover cavities that x-rays are not able to pick up. However, this method is used as an additional tool and is not the sole method used to diagnose cavities.
Tooth Whitening Using Deep Bleaching
KOR treatment involves several weeks of tooth whitening at home with whitening trays which are custom-fit to each patient and are filled with bleaching gel. The trays should cover teeth for six to ten hours of overnight teeth whitening. The whitening gels used in the trays are refrigerated to ensure their active ingredients stay effective when fighting enamel stains.
The whitening trays also seal out saliva, which can destroy peroxide, one of the active ingredients found in most tooth whitening gels. KOR also consists of in-office treatment and multiple months of at-home treatment. This solution may span several months, but it can be worth it. Many patients have found that the KOR teeth whitening method minimizes tooth sensitivity while providing consistent results.
Schedule A Dental Exam in Charlotte, NC
Feel the difference that modern technology can make in your oral health treatment. Call the Stewart Dental Group today at 704-255-4256. You can also schedule an appointment with our dentists online here.