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What Does Your Dentist Have Up Their Sleeve? Tools of the Dental Trade

Posted on June 27th, 2023

Pineville dentist, Dr. Jonas Gauthier at Today's Dental talks to patients about the tools you’re likely to see in dental offices and how they’re used.Unless you’re frequently using your teeth as scissors or a nail file (we hope you aren’t!), the most common things placed in your mouth are food, beverages, eating utensils, and your oral hygiene BFFs: floss and toothbrushes. This script gets flipped when you visit your Pineville dentist, though.

At Today’s Dental, we utilize a few different types of gadgetry to evaluate your state of oral health and determine if anything is necessary to improve it—from our traditional and hand-held mirrors to our sickle probes (not as scary as it sounds), up to the digital x-rays and intraoral camera images we’ll take to create the most accurate record of your oral health.

All Bark & No Bite

You’ve heard this phrase when it comes to doggos with a ferocious bark that end up turning into cuddle puddles when you pet them, but you’d probably never think to apply it to dental visits and tools, right? Well, Today’s Dental cares about your comfort, so you can count on their touch to be gentle and for consistently check in with you on how you’re feeling while we use the tools of our trade.

One of the things we love about dentistry is its evolution, which is evident when we see how tools have been upgraded over the decades to maximize your comfort and convenience—like the dental drill being swapped for air abrasion whenever possible.

Do you have questions about the tools we’ve mentioned in this blog, or any other dental related topic? Contact Today’s Dental today to schedule a visit and have them answered! We love talking all things dentistry and sharing smiles with our Pineville friends and neighbors. 

The content of this blog is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of qualified health providers with questions you may have regarding medical conditions.

Written by Jonas E. Gauthier

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