Everything You Need To Know About Dental Photography

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Dental photography is an excellent way of not only documenting work but also helps in teaching and promoting dental practice. In addition, photographing your work also enables you to show off your abilities as a dentist by using it as an informative visual method for patient counselling. 

We all use cameras, especially phone cameras, every now and then to click a picture or two. So, why not click before and after pictures for your dental work? This way, even your patients can appreciate the work done and see the difference in their smiles. Dental photography is simple, non-invasive and also helps in legal documentation. 

Now that we have seen the importance of dental photography, you must learn to take high-quality and detailed photographs, and this blog will cover everything you need for it. 



Not comfortable using a professional camera? Don't worry; you don't need to have a DSLR to click great before and after pictures. With our super macro lenses, you can turn your phone camera into a professional photography machine. All you need to do is attach our super macro lens over your phone camera, which is compatible with all phones. It gives you a detailed picture and, at the same time, reduces glaring and ghosting caused by reflections. 



An intraoral contraster is needed to create a full black background which is essential when capturing anterior teeth. The black background created by our contrastors enhances the transparency of the incisal edges and blocks the oral cavity structures behind the teeth. This way, you have a perfect background to show off work crisp work. You can now get a complete set of 6 contrastors from our website, which are exceptionally comfortable to the patients and fully autoclavable. 



We at Dental Accessories have come up with a set of 5 photographic mirrors, which are available as a set. These mirrors are a must-have to dental photography and are exceptionally useful for capturing occlusal and palatal surfaces. Our mirrors are made to ensure maximum comfort to the patient and provide you with an exact undistorted image. More importantly, our mirrors can be sterilised by all methods, including autoclave.



Retractors are available in different sizes and materials. At Dental Accessories, you can now get your hands on high-quality retractors that are available in three sizes (11.5, 12.5 and 14.5). Our C-shaped retractors provide you with greater flexibility and can be also be autoclaved. It keeps the cheek retracted and provides you with an unobstructed view of the oral cavity. Retractors keep your hands free and allow full-arch photography. This dental photography accessory is a must-have for all dentists as well as dental students.



If you are doing your lab work on your own or are a dental laboratory technician, our mini lightbox is for you. Take your dental photography to the next level with our mini lightbox. The box has an inbuilt two panels of LED light which need not be replaced. In addition, you also get six background colour options. These colours include green, red, blue, yellow and your classic black and white. A lightbox enables proper illumination and enhances your photos.

So, what are you for? Your beautiful work and talents deserve to be documented in the best way possible. To take your photography skills to the next level, you can now order our Dental Photography Ultimate Bundle Kit. This complete kit comes with all the 16 items you need to take beautiful and professional level pictures of your work.