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The Valuable Benefits of Advanced Dental Technology in Chicago

Your child’s safety and comfort is always a top priority for you, and it’s one for our dental team at Growing Smiles as well. That’s why Dr. Kristin, Dr. Reena, Dr. Ashlee, and Dr. Michael have chosen to outfit our office with state-of-the-art technology that vastly improves the treatment process and gives young patients an experience that exceeds expectations every time they come through the front door. Contact our Chicago practice today to schedule your son or daughter’s first appointment!

Intraoral Cameras

All too often, younger dental patients can struggle with confusion and anxiety over what exactly is going on inside their mouth during their routine appointments. Thankfully, our intraoral cameras at Growing Smiles can help make the experience much more informative and interesting.

This pen-tipped wand is comfortably inserted into your child’s mouth so that it can capture high-resolution images of their unique smile; these images are then transferred to a convenient monitor for easy viewing. This allows our team of doctors and staff members to helpfully explain to parents the different parts of teeth and gums, point out areas that may need a little extra brushing and flossing, and more clearly review the effects of certain treatments. We don’t want children or parents to feel like they’re just along for the ride when it comes to oral healthcare – we want to be their trustworthy partner throughout the experience!

Digital X-Rays

In the past, X-rays were captured on traditional film and developed tediously in darkrooms with hazardous chemicals – not to mention the significant radiation exposure patients had to undergo during the process. Today, this process is much-improved with the state-of-the-art power of digital radiography! Our system relies on the use of a digital sensor to quickly and comfortably capture detailed X-rays of your child’s growing smile, transferring them in an instant to our computer system for viewing.  X-rays are a vital part of preventive and restorative treatment because they can reveal issues that aren’t visible to the naked eye, including:

  • Decay that’s located in-between teeth.
  • Tooth roots that are positioned improperly.
  • Fractures in fillings.
  • Developmental abnormalities.

In addition to the added convenience, digital X-rays are easy to transfer to insurance companies/outside doctors, better for the environment, and much safer than their traditional counterparts. In fact, radiation exposure is reduced by up to 90%.