Technology

Chesapeake Pediatric Dentist

Our state-of-the-art technologies ensure accuracy, efficiency, and comfort. Our dental equipment is safe, effective, and well-maintained. Some of our dental technologies include those listed below:

Digital X-Rays

Our advanced digital x-rays magnify and enhance your child’s teeth for better diagnosis and treatment. This technology allows us to take images of their teeth and display them on a computer screen quickly and easily.

With digital x-rays, we can view teeth and surrounding structures with remarkable accuracy.  These images provide the information we need to plan your child’s dental treatment.

Digital x-rays require much less radiation than traditional film x-rays. Digital x-rays are a safe and effective dental technology.

Panoramic X-Ray

A Panoramic x-ray machine rotates around your child’s entire head to take a 360-degree view of their teeth, sinuses, and the bone structure of the head and jaws. This provides a more complete image than standard x-rays. Panoramic x-ray imagery is a valuable resource for the Tidal Smiles Pediatric Dentistry team to use in diagnosis and treatment planning.

DIAGNOdent

The DIAGNOdent is an advanced dental tool that uses a laser to aid in detecting tooth decay. With the DIAGNOdent, we can locate incipient cavities with pinpoint accuracy. This is especially useful in areas that can be difficult to diagnose through visual inspection or x-ray alone. The DIAGNOdent is simple, painless, and effective. With early detection, we can stop decay below the surface with minimally invasive treatment.

Intra-oral Camera

The intra-oral camera is about the size and shape of a pen. It is used to record images of teeth, gums, the mouth, and tongue from inside your child’s mouth. Due to its small size and sleek design, it is comfortable, easy to use, and able to view a wide range of angles. The intra-oral camera is a safe and effective tool that can be used with patients of every age.

The intra-oral camera is a highly valuable resource for both diagnosis and treatment planning. Each time we use the intra-oral camera, a new disposable cover is employed. This ensures your child’s health and safety at all times. After their exam, images captured by the intra-oral camera may be digitally stored, printed out, or deleted.