In combination with digital photography, intraoral cameras have revolutionized the way we diagnose in dentistry. Taking a very close look to all the surfaces of the teeth and soft tissues, we can better assess your oral health, detecting small lesion or fractures that cannot be seen in photos and radiographs, or with the naked eye.

Intraoral cameras give us two advantages, as we try to see what is going on in your mouth. One is that they offer great magnification under excellent lighting, enlarging what we see 100 times or more. The second is that they give us an excellent point of view of surfaces that otherwise could be difficult to see, such as the inside surfaces of teeth.

With this technology, we can often be made aware of problems early on—cracks in teeth that indicate a weakening tooth, or decay leaking between a filling and the tooth.

We can correct the issues before there is a need for more serious—and more expensive—work on the teeth. They also help us show you issues in your own mouth. If you don’t understand what calculus is, for example, we can show you. If there are cracks in your teeth, you’ll be able to see them yourself.

When you know what is happening in your mouth, you’ll better understand what we are doing and why. Digital images can also help us document needed treatment for insurance companies, for our own records, or to help monitor your treatment and track your progress.

Intraoral cameras are nothing more than a very high-tech camera. They are painless and require no radiation at all, so they can be used as many times as needed without any potentially harmful effects.

Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19 View Update

Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19

To all of our dear patients, families and friends,

We hope that you are healthy and safe during this time. In our continued effort to contain the spread of COVID-19, we are extending our closure. In these uncertain times, we continue to keep our patients and our dental family at the heart of every decision that we make. We are consistently monitoring the evolving situation and continue to follow the guidelines of public health officials as well as our government to make these decisions.

It is our hope that we will resume our regular business hours on Monday, May 4th. If you are a patient of record and have an emergency, please do not hesitate to call us. We strive to ensure our patients are comfortable and cared for. We will be connected to the office answering all calls and texts as quickly as possible. We also have virtual consultations available at this time.

Thank you for your patience as we navigate this journey together. Have faith. Follow the recommendations of our leaders. Stay calm. Stay healthy. We are honored to be a part of your healthcare team and look forward to serving you in our normal capacity again soon. Feel free to call or text us for updates during this time. Also, don't forget to floss!

- Atlanta Center for Cosmetic Dentistry Team