VELscope – Patient Education

What is VELscope?

At Waterford Family Dental Care, we are concerned with all aspects of your dental health – including oral cancer. The VELscope system uses an award-winning handheld scope that allows your dentist to visualize abnormalities in the mucosal tissues of your lips, mouth, and upper throat. In just two minutes, without rinses, stains, or discomfort, a VELscope examination helps dental professionals improve their assessment of your overall oral health.

How Does the VELscope Work?

The VELscope uses a blue light to stimulate molecules (called “fluorophores”) deep within the layers of mucosal tissues. As a result, the fluorophores emit their own light (fluorescence) in shades of green, yellow, and red. The VELscope’s proprietary filter makes visualizing fluorescence possible by blocking blue light that is reflected, enhancing the contrast between normal and abnormal tissue.

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We pride ourselves on being people-oriented. When you visit Waterford Family Dental Care, you can look forward to a judgement-free, guilt-free, and pressure-free experience. Whether you come for routine dental maintenance, restorative care, or cosmetic treatments, we look forward to showing you how dentistry can literally be life-changing.

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