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Caries Detector

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Posted by: Helenrox  (8 years ago)
I happen to watch the video about "caries detector", a fluid which is applied on the tooth in order to remove all caries before putting in the filling. My question: is this a regular procedure and done by all dentists, or a special thing?
Also I am interested in knowing if for early caries detection, this detector can be applied at home? Thanks!
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Posted by: marisse001  (8 years ago)
I am also interested with the caries detector. I have a dentist appointment for the treatment of caries in my front teeth and I wonder if I can use this. Thank you in advance for your answers.
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Dear Helenrox!

Not every dentist uses the caries detector. Some dental practitioners may use a dental probe, others prefer an X-ray, while some may use the caries detector.

Regardless of the method used to identify caries, most important is that it is removed and does not develop again! Check out the video titled "Initial Caries" for more info.. if you do have caries, make sure the dentist completely removes all traces of it.

Caries can be detected using all of the above methods, and some dentists may even use a combination of the above! The caries detector is not appropriate for home use because it may necessitate drilling the tooth.

For home usage I would recommend plaque tablets; more about that in the video under the same name!

All the best!
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