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An intraoral camera is a small, handheld device that allows your dentist to take images of your mouth. These images can be 25 to 50 times their normal size, allowing the dentist to examine your teeth in a way they can’t through a reflection on a mirror (or even through an x-ray).

The intraoral camera is about the size of a large pen and has a built-in light source to help it take videos and stills of the inside of your mouth. It creates colored, digital images instantly which allow your dentist to take a closer look at fractures, decay, oral tissue problems, and enamel wear.

Intraoral cameras can also help you understand what is going on with the health of your mouth. Instead of relying on the word of your dentist and seeing diagrams and models of a dental condition, you can see it for yourself inside your own mouth. These images can also be used as proof for insurance and can be sent to specialists so they may examine your mouth before a consultation. To learn more about how intraoral cameras work, call out practice today.