Routine Dental Checkup
Dentists use X-Rays to detect cavities, bone loss, hidden dental structures, malignant or benign masses.
Dental x-rays are pictures of the teeth, bones, and soft tissues around them to help find problems with the teeth, mouth, and jaw. It can show cavities, hidden structures as wisdom teeth, and bone loss that cannot be seen during a visual examination.
A full-mouth series of OPG x-rays are most often done during a person's first visit to the dentist.
Removing stains and discoloration within the teeth and having whiter teeth is a process called teeth whitening. The level of whiteness that can be achieved is subjective to the level of discoloration. There are 2 ways to go about teeth whitening, either by take-home kit or in-office teeth whitening. Take-home kits involve putting trays in your mouth with whitening get for about one hour everyday for about 1- 2 weeks (before any significant results are visible). In-office teeth whitening involves the activation of whitening gel placed on your teeth with a special light source for about an hour. Most teeth would lighten about 7-10 shades by the end of session. Ideal for busy people!