Visualizing Dental Caries Using Fluorescence Lifetime Microscopy

Teeth are naturally fluorescent and changes in their composition, caused by decay for example, affect their fluorescence behavior. The physical form and scattering nature of teeth can make simple measurements of fluorescence intensity problematic. The use of time‐resolved fluorescence microscopy provides a quick and visual means of analysis, assisted by the fact that the fluorescence lifetime is an absolute measure. Fluorescence lifetime imaging (FLIM), providing both spatial and lifetime information, is well suited to characterize tooth structure and investigate tooth decay.

Application Downloads

Visualizing dental caries using fluorescence lifetime microscopy
DescriptionTeeth are naturally fluorescent and changes in their composition, caused by decay for example, affect their fluorescence behavior. The physical form and scattering nature of teeth can make simple measurements of fluorescence intensity problematic.
Size 0.34 MB
FiletypePDF

Browse Products

MoreTDM - The Time-Domain Monochromator
PTI RatioMaster
MoreFluorescence – Calcium Imaging Microscope – RatioMaster
Fluorescence microscope for intracellular Calcium, Sodium and Magnesium ion concentrations
PTI EasyRatioPro for Ca Imaging
MoreFluorescence – Ca Imaging System – EasyRatioPro
Fluorescence microscopy for intracellular Ca measurements
MoreFluorescence – Ultra Fast TCSPC Lifetime Fluorometer – Ultima
TCSPC lifetime system for the measurements of short lifetimes down to 5 ps
MoreFluorescence – LED Phosphorescence Light Sources – SpectraLED
Innovative and affordable pulsed light source for phosphorescence measurements from deep UV to NIR
MoreFluorescence – TCSPC Lifetime Kit – DeltaTime
Fast, flexible and affordable plug-in TCSPC lifetime system for Horiba Steady State Instruments, outperforming any other multifunctional fluorescence system on the market, integrating accessories with the widest array of picosecond light sources
MoreFluorescence – TCSPC Lifetime Fluorometer – DeltaPro
Compact, affordable and modular fluorescence lifetime spectrometer – time correlated single photon counting for any lab
MoreFluorescence – TCSPC Lifetime Fluorometer – DeltaFlex
High performance and flexible fluorescence lifetime spectrometer for fast and efficient acquisition of TCSPC lifetime data