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Intraoral Camera


Intraoral cameras are offered at  Pickens Family DentistryOne of the biggest hurdles that many face when it comes to keeping up with their oral hygiene is overcoming the sense of “out of sight, out of mind” that the tasks seem to inspire. The problem is that you can’t always see issues brewing within your teeth with the naked eye. This is especially true in the early stages of various issues, which means that many individuals might think that they are fine when in reality, they are not paying enough attention to the health of their teeth. In order to help change this issue is the intra-oral camera.

Intra-oral cameras are cameras that make taking care of your teeth easier. With our intra-oral camera, for example, you can better see the issues that are forming regarding your teeth and gum health. You can also take a more interactive part in the exam process. It is our hope that by being able to take part in your own dentist visit, you will better understand the importance of taking good care of your teeth. This is especially true when it comes to young patients! We think our intra-oral camera will not only fascinate children, but will also help instill within them a healthy sense of responsibility regarding their oral hygiene.

Detect Health Issues

In addition to everything described above, the intra-oral camera is a great tool when it comes to fully inspecting your teeth and ensuring that you receive a comprehensive exam. Because the inside of your teeth can be magnified by more than 40 times of their size on a large display, it is now incredibly easy to identify potential problem areas before they become tricky areas negatively impacting your oral health. This includes things like periodontal disease or even tooth decay! Thanks to this camera, problems that would have gone unnoticed for too long are now being discovered in the early warning stages, giving the patient and doctor enough time to combat the problems and avoid potential complications.

Educational & diagnostic Tool

The intra-oral camera also serves as an excellent educational tool in addition to a diagnostic one. While our dentists and staff have always done their very best to impress the importance of avoiding (or halting) tooth decay upon our patients, for example, the intra-oral camera makes it much easier to show you exactly what is happening inside of your mouth. This also gives you a new, unique ability to ask specific questions about specific areas of your teeth or your mouth. If you see something on the screen that worries you, for example, you can ask a question and hopefully end up with a satisfactory explanation.

Comprehensive Examinations

Finally, the small size of the intra-oral camera allows it to fully explore your teeth. It is about the size of a pen, and can be easily maneuvered around the mouth, gums, and teeth.

Are you curious about the state of your teeth, or simply want to impress the importance of good dental hygiene upon your children at a young age? Contact us at (360) 254-6411 today and schedule an appointment with our intra-oral camera!
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Pickens Family Dentistry


7508 NE Vancouver Mall Dr.
Vancouver, WA 98662

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