Dr. Bruce Matthews, DDS

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Intra-Oral Cameras

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Educating yourself about you and your family's dental health is a smart thing to do, and that's why we've included a list of commonly asked questions below.

Your comfort is our biggest priority, and that's why we want you to have as much information as possible. If you can't find your question or have an additional one, please contact us at your earliest convenience.

Intra-Oral Cameras

dentist using an intra-oral camera in wilmington deAn intra-oral camera works like a tiny video camera with 25x magnification which we can use to zoom in on a specific tooth or area of your mouth. The high-quality images are displayed in real-time on a TV screen above your head so you can see exactly what we’re looking at.

How Big Is An Intra-Oral Camera?

The intra-oral camera is very small – about the size and shape of a dental mirror. Its built-in light source illuminates the area we’re looking at, making it easy for you to see the problems in great detail. You may be surprised that you can clearly see worn or deteriorating fillings, cavities and even deposits of plaque on your teeth.

We use the intra-oral camera to highlight existing problems and to show you areas of potential concern. This advanced technology lets you become part of the process since the visual representation allows you to see exactly what the problem is and why we choose a particular type of treatment.

Call Our Dental Office To Learn More

It’s important that you feel completely at ease and confident about your dental treatments. The intra-oral camera provides the information you need to be closely involved with your oral health care. In many cases, being informed will help to eliminate your anxiety about certain treatments. Call our Wilmington, DE dental office today to learn more and ask any and all questions you may have about intra-oral cameras. 

teeth whitening for dentist in wilmington deIt's natural for our teeth to lose their luster and shine over time. There are many factors that contribute to the discoloration or dulling of your smile such as:

  • Certain medications
  • Aging
  • Genetics
  • Foods such as berries, tomatoes or marinara sauce, soy sauce, and curries
  • Beverages such as coffee, tea, red wine and cola
  • Smoking or tobacco use

You can try to avoid certain foods, or rinse with water after consumption to try to reduce the affects of discoloration. Teeth whitening in Wilmington may also be a good option for combating stains and discoloration.

Professional Teeth Whitening In Wilmington, DE

We offer professional whitening that is designed to eliminate stubborn discoloration and quickly deliver results. The whitening system we utilize is fast and effective and it uses a higher strength whitening gel than you can get with over-the-counter products. Our whitening gel also has specific ingredients designed to reduce and even eliminate the sensitivity that some patients experience with teeth whitening.

Call Our Dental Office To Learn More

If you've tried whitening your teeth with little to no success, our doctors are happy to discuss other options for improving your smile. Cosmetic dentistry offers a number of very effective options for enhancing the appearance of your teeth. Give our office a call today to learn more about the possibilities for your teeth.


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