The How and Why of Lasers in Dental Hygiene

Gwen Smukowski RDH, BS, MBA discusses the primary role of lasers and how they have totally changed the way dentists work. Giving your patients treatment is more than just removing scaling and fixing small cavities; it’s also about helping mouths fix themselves. If you aren’t using lasers, you’re stuck in the past.

Lasers are a valuable tool in helping to change the biology of the mouth and the bacteria in it. Infectious diseases of the mouth are dependent on the amount of bacteria in the mouth. Lasers are a great tool for making a customized repetitive treatment for each patient. When you do salivary diagnostics, you understand even more about the mouth and lasers can help you to do better treatments.

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