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The secret’s out - the magic is in the microscopes. If you’ve never been to a dentist who utilizes microscope technology, we’re excited to show you what it’s all about. In addition to being really cool (The future of dentistry, anyone?), microscopes also make the dental care process much more transparent. We can show you decay, inflammation, and other dental issues up close. That way, as we talk about various treatment options, you can more clearly understand the work that needs to be done and imagine the outcome.

Improved Magnification

Microscopes are all about magnification; right? We learn that in grade school. What that means for your dental care is, we can be infinitely more precise and accurate in tooth preparations and margins. Or, plainly speaking, we can be more conservative and reduce the amount of healthy enamel lost during restorative treatment and avoid irritating sensitive soft tissue.

More Precise Dentistry

Loupes, which many dentists and jewelers use, functions with what’s called “converging vision” because of the short working distance. In a dental setting, this style of magnification could cause eye strain and fatigue for the dentist. Luckily, dental microscopes operate differently. With a higher magnification lens and more distance from the operating field, the scope allows for parallel vision of the working area which reduces eye strain and fatigue. And a fresh dentist is a more precise dentist.

Better Lighting

Anyone who’s ever tried to see what’s going on deep inside their mouth or behind their molars can attest that it’s pretty dark back there. It can be hard to identify even big issues, but little ones? Forget about it. Modern microscopes use built-in light sources of halogen, xenon, or LED. The combination of very bright, focused light and specialized oculars makes it possible to see areas of the mouth that are usually near impossible to see, in high magnification. That allows us to identify, diagnose, and treat budding issues before they become significant.

Improved Ergonomics

We want to be your favorite place for dental care for a long, long time. Microscopes help make that possible with improved ergonomics. Our dentists have to sit upright to use the scope, and that’s better for their posture. Every day with the microscope reduces body fatigue and strain on their necks and backs; thus enabling them to continue doing what they love for longer and keeping your mouth healthy and happy at the same time. A big win for everybody.

Education and Documentation

We’ve talked a lot about microscopes, but they aren’t the only awesome tech we utilize. Our microscope is paired with a monitor and camera system. That way, we can show you what we’re looking at in real time and take up-close photos of problems we identify to review with you and any other treatment providers included in your care plan.

Tooth enamel is the hardest substance in the human body. However, we do not recommend that you use your pearly whites to open bottle caps!