For decades, going to the dentist was considered an undesirable experience. It involved sitting under a bright light and having your mouth invaded with a variety of tools. Even though dental health is very important to your overall health and for having a nice smile, among other benefits, many people chose to steer clear of dental visits because of how uncomfortable it was for them.

Fortunately, new technological advancements are making trips to the dentist quicker, easier, less painful and more reliable. Due to these advancements, the dental industry is growing rapidly and looking much different than it did in past years. A greater emphasis on treatment and prevention will mean fewer caries (cavities) in patients and less risk of periodontal disease. Similar to innovation within other health care professions, these new technologies will have a huge impact on how dental professionals treat their patients and how people take care of their oral health at home.

Top Innovations in the Dental Professions in Recent Years

1. Smart Toothbrush

Homes of the future are filled with smart devices. We already see smart tech found in kitchen appliances and other devices in our bedrooms and living rooms. Why should our bathrooms be any different? At first, the idea that our toothbrushes can have sensors in them to monitor our brushing habits might seem strange. However, a smart electric toothbrush can make sure you brush your teeth correctly for best results. This can be a great option for kids learning how to brush their teeth as well. The smart toothbrush can offer kid games and other incentives within linked apps for regularly and properly cleaning their teeth… Read more.