When we examine a patient’s mouth, we look for decay with several techniques including visual inspection of teeth under microscopic loupes, use of dental explorers to feel for decay, and x-rays to help determine interproximal decay. Going a step further, we also use the latest FDA approved Soprolife. This special instrument utilizes enamel fluorescence, which will display both healthy and unhealthy enamel and dentin on our unique computer screen system. This allows us to diagnose decay at earlier stages and to save tooth structure as well during the decay removal process. Feel free to view the video of how the technology works!