HOW DOES QLF™-TECHNOLOGIE WORK
QLF™ uses fluorescence. Fluorescence is a property of specific substances, fluorophores, which absorb light of a specific color and emit it again as light of a different color. By blocking the light of the original color with a filter, the fluorescence image remains: the image that is created by the light emitted by the fluorophores. QLF ™ uses 2 types of fluorophores. Porphyrins that are produced by bacteria and fluoresce red and fluorophores that are at the boundary of tooth enamel and dentin and fluoresce green. The red fluorescence is a measure of harmful bacterial activity and the green fluorescence makes small damage to the tooth enamel visible. Together with a special filter, this produces the QLF ™ image.
In a QLF image the contrast between clean and infected tissue and between healthy and damaged enamel is much greater than in an image with white light illumination. QLF images allow any person to see whether teeth are healthy or not. The degree of contamination and the extent of the enamel damage can be measured at any time and those measurements can be used to assess the development of oral health over time. Because the method is very sensitive, preventive actions can be taken before it is too late.
ORAL QAMERA IN A NUTSHELL
– Illuminates teeth with blue light at a peak frequency of 405nm.
– Displays cariogenic bacterial activity through fluorescent light and a filter instead of chemical dental plaque detection agents – Facilitates early detection of oral anomalies
– Quantifies dental plaque, calculus, carious, lesions, leaking restorations and dental cracks
– Enables quantitative and longitudinal monitoring of demineralization and remineralization processes
– Greatly improves patient compliance