Spectra Caries Detection receives FDA approval
Air Techniques Spectra is a fluorescence based caries detection system that has just received FDA approval. Spectra identifies cariogenic bacteria based on the fluorescence principle. LED's project high-energy blue light onto the tooth surface. Light of this wavelength stimulates bacteria to fluoresce red, while healthy enamel fluoresces green.
When used with Visix imaging software a live monitor image will highlight the carious lesions in different colors and will also report potential caries severity on a scale from 0 to 5. Based on this information the doctor can further examine the identified area to observe, re-mineralize or restore.
Take advantage of Spectra's detection capabilities as an ideal complement to X-rays during patient exams.
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