VELscope is an incredible step in preventive dentistry.
The handheld scope can detect problems in the mouth months or even years before they would become visible to the naked eye. While traditional scopes use basic reflected light to examine the mouth, VELscopes utilize specialized blue light that activates fluorophores in the tissue of the mouth. Tissue fluorescence happens when natural chemical compounds in the tissue of the mouth are excited by light. When this happens, the tissue naturally emits its own light in response, revealing detail even at a cellular level.