New imaging equipment helps dentist save lives.
A dentist in Houston, Texas, has invested in $100,000 (£62,000) worth of digital technology to help him view images in startling quality, enabling him to save lives by diagnosing underlying medical problems more easily.
Dr Spiker Davis from Houston Cosmetic Dentistry is now able to detect clogged sinuses, heart disease and even bone cancer.
The new technology takes digital images of a person’s body and is not distorted by radiation, thereby giving a much clearer image to work from.
“We get better quality, so I’m seeing things that as a dentist, I’ve never seen before – the quality is unbelievable,” said Dr Davis.
Elsewhere, Dr Jan Linhart of New York recently announced he has developed a teeth whitening treatment that has proven extremely successful with patients.
Dr Linhart noted his PearlinBrite teeth whitening has proved successful in almost 100 per cent of cases and has helped lighten teeth by up to ten shades in a single sitting.