About Smiles -  - Family and Cosmetic Dentist

About Smiles

Family and Cosmetic Dentists located in Austin, TX & Round Rock, TX

Intra Oral Camera Detection Specialist

Dental exam rooms are packed with intimidating equipment, but there’s a new device by your chair that you’ll appreciate -- an intraoral camera. As part of their dedication to providing state-of-the-art dental care, the dentists at About Smiles in Austin and Round Rock, Texas, equip their rooms with digital intraoral cameras that provide real-time, high-resolution images of your teeth. The camera lets the dentists see details that enable accurate diagnosis. Plus, you can view the images to see what the dentist is talking about, and enjoy before and after photos of any cosmetic changes to your smile.

Intra Oral Camera Detection Q & A

What is a state-of-the-art dental practice?

When you choose a dentist, experience and training are important. A chairside manner that combines dental education with compassionate and understanding care is also a key factor. Another quality that you should consider is the technology used by the dentist to ensure you get the best diagnosis and treatment possible.

About Smiles is a state-of-the-art dental practice that uses digital technology you would expect, like digital X-rays, as well as technology you might not expect -- digital intraoral photography.

What is intraoral camera detection?

An intraoral camera has a long, narrow, hand-held device with a high-resolution camera tucked inside the tip of the instrument. The tool is easily inserted into your mouth, then manipulated so the camera catches images of precise areas inside your mouth.

Intraoral cameras represent an incredible technological advance in dental care. With LED lighting, a rotating head, and very powerful magnification, the dentists at About Smiles can see structures in your mouth in detail that far exceeds the visual ability of the human eye.

Using an intraoral camera allows for a more accurate diagnosis of:

  • Broken fillings
  • Cavities
  • Chipped teeth
  • Worn teeth
  • Plaque
  • Inflammation and gum disease

What are the advantages of intraoral images?

In addition to enabling a diagnosis of any dental problems, photos of your mouth give the dentists at About Smiles a great way to examine your dental health and to keep printed images in your file so they can track your treatment progress.

The images are displayed in real time on a screen in the examination room. Patients get a first-hand view of the inside of their mouths and the health of their teeth at the same time as the dentist. Seeing what the dentist sees is a unique experience for most patients.

Being able to view images of your teeth gives you the opportunity to understand what the dentist is talking about. It also demonstrates areas of your teeth that you may miss during brushing, which may motivate you to be more diligent in your daily dental care.

In addition to detecting dental problems that need treatment, intraoral images are used to show you before and after photos of dental work. Whether you want to see the dramatic difference of a cosmetic procedure or the healthy changes resulting from restorative care, intraoral images provide evidence of positive change.


At About Smiles, we are in-network with most major insurance plans. Please contact our office if you do not see your insurance provider listed.

Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Delta Premier
United Concordia

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    "I had a very deep filling that needed to be removed and replaced with a crown, which they make in the office. When I left I had a beautiful new crown!"

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    "Warm and welcoming staff. Nice facilities and modern equipment. Dentists have friendly patient focused demeanor, I didn't feel rushed."

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    "The dental work is excellent, the office is lovely and the rest of the staff are super professional. I can't recommend them enough."

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    "Dr. Hoover was amazing; she addressed and explained my issues to ease any discomfort. They have amazing staff and enjoyed my visit."

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    "It's so nicely decorated and clean. They really care and everyone who works there is happy and enjoys what they do! Awesome dentist!"

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    "Absolutely the best Dentist Professionals I have ever found... The extraction was done with out any complications and with top notch bedside manner."

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    "All my questions were answered thoroughly which made my visit more comfortable. I will definitely be returning here for my dental work!"

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    "The experience was not only friendly and nearly painless, but it was fast. I walked out of that lovely office in one and a half hours WITH a new crown!"

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    "This is by far the best experience I've ever had with a dental office. They get me in asap and never leave disappointed. I've referred my family and they feel same."

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