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Robert L. Smith, DDS | DIAGNOdent in Hernando

Robert L. Smith, Jr. DDS

7 East Commerce Street
Hernando, MS 38632


email: hernandosmiles@gmail.com



The DIAGNOdent is, in our opinion, one of the most useful inventions of the decade. This tool is essentially a cavity detector that determines tooth density with a focused laser beam. Healthy enamel is extremely hard and strong; alternatively, the softer tooth structure has begun to decay.  The laser locates and identifies tooth surfaces that are less dense than they should be.  The DIAGNOdent has changed the way we practice dentistry, in that we can now determine if your tooth has a hidden cavity…and we can act appropriately. What freedom! The DIAGNOdent allows us to diagnose and treat your cavities at an earlier stage, before they become root canals or crowns. We can also use this device to be certain no decay is present when we place sealants on your child’s teeth.

When it comes to prevention, we think the DIAGNOdent is one smart tool.

Hernando Dentist | DIAGNOdent. Robert L Smith is a Hernando Dentist.