New ‘tooth tattoo’ detects bacteria in the mouth!
Scientists have created a revolutionary thin film that can help dentists detect decay and periodontal disease!
Scientists have taken dental technology to the next level – creating a unique ‘tooth tattoo’ that can assist dentist in identifying and diagnosing periodontal (gum) disease and tooth decay by giving readings of bacteria quantities in the mouth! The ‘tooth tattoo’ is not actually tattooed to the tooth, but rather temporarily adhered to the tooth so the sensor can read the patient’s saliva and indicate the levels of bacteria nesting in the mouth.
Bacteria in larger quantities can lead to severe oral issues…
Having bacteria in the mouth is normal and actually healthy. However, it is when this bacterium is not kept under control that it can accumulate and cause more serious dental conditions. If proper care is not taken, the bacteria can build up and cause oral plaque, which eats away at tooth enamel and causes tooth decay and periodontal (gum) disease.
Maintain the health of your mouth with New England Dental Group…
At New England Dental Group in Armidale, we endeavour to ensure all our patients leave with beautiful, healthy smiles and believe that prevention in definitely better than a cure. That is why we urge all our patients to maintain optimal oral health routines at home – so any work achieved in the chair doesn’t go to waste!
Visit our Armidale dental practice for a thorough dental examination which includes:
- Oral cancer screening
- Teeth cleaning
- Tropical fluoride treatment
- Periodontal (gum) management
- Oral hygiene instruction
- Sports mouthguards (if required)
- Night guards (if required)
- Dietary advice
- Fissure sealants, and
- Fresh breath management