Cavity Detection with CariVu™

Cavity detection is an important preventative aspect to oral health care. At Wayzata Dental, we use the latest technology to detect cavities accurately and quickly. We no longer use x-rays but instead, utilize CariVu™.  This new technology allows us to discover cavities and weak enamel before bigger issues arise.

Catch Cavities Early

Cavity detection is an essential part of oral care. Knowing what is happening to your teeth and how you can prevent damage and tooth decay is the key to having a healthy mouth for a lifetime.

"Great dental clinic with an extremely professional staff. They truly care about you, your teeth, and your care and always provide a variety of treatment options."
Brian B.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is CariVu™?

CariVu™ is a handheld cavity detection technology that has replaced the need to use x-rays in the dental office. X-Rays are the common approach to cavity detection in most dental practices, but at Wayzata Dental, we want to stand apart. We strive to offer the latest and most effective dental technologies for the comfort of our patients.

X-rays have limited accuracy when it comes to cavity detection, plus the cumulative effects of radiation can be harmful over time.  We were the first dental practice in Minnesota to adopt the CariVu™ technology, and we are proud to have it. CariVu™ makes it easier to see cracks and lesions in teeth, so we can approach the issues appropriately and efficiently. X-rays can miss small lesions, but CariVu™ will not so we can catch small problems before they become big ones.

CariVu™ is an incredible tool to aid in preventative oral care. If your hygienist notices potential problem areas, they can recommend the best care. CariVu™ can give the patient the opportunity to correct and prevent tooth decay.

Why Choose Wayzata Dental?

Wayzata Dental stays up-to-date on the latest technologies to ensure that our patients receive the best care in a comfortable environment. Our team at Wayzata Dental wants to take the fear and stress out of dental visits. We practice gentle dentistry and work in a spa-like atmosphere to ensure you feel comfortable and relaxed during your visit. Contact us to book your next dental appointment today.