"While x-rays provide vauluable information that we can't get from any other source, they can't show you everything that's going on in your mouth. That's why we have invested in an intraoral camera - a highly advanced piece of diagnostic equipment that allows you to see what we see inside your mouth."1
"The intraoral camera hand piece is approximately the size and shape of a dental mirror. It has a built-in light source, and serves as a tiny video camera that allows us to zoom in on one tooth with up to 25 times magnification, or give you a "video tour" of your entire mouth. The images are displayed on a monitor, so you'll be able to see problems such as worn or broken fillings, cracked teeth, plaque deposits, cavities nest to fillings and excessive wear. We can also print an image to take home with you."1
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"The intraoral camera allows you to be an active partner in your dental treatment by enabling you to see what we see inside your mouth. With a clear understanding of your dental conditions, you'll be able to make treatment decisions with confidence."1
1."What Is an Intraoral Camera?" http://www.bestsmile.us/articles/new_tec_ior_cam.pdf. Patterson Dental Supply., 2004.