CariVu™ in Chicago, IL

At MG Dentistry we are constantly evolving to keep up the pace with advancing technology. One of the newest technologies in the dental field is the CariVu which allows us to provide more accurate diagnosis of cavities, particularly “in-between” teeth cavities which traditionally are harder to capture.


CariVu uses patented transillumination technology to identify caries (cavities) and cracks on the surface of your teeth, as well as in the hard-to-see areas between your teeth. Using safe, near infrared light, CariVu allows your doctor an almost transparent view of your teeth in order to see structural anomalies and carious lesions. The images look like traditional X-rays and provide similar diagnostic information, but CariVu does so without the use of radiation, making it ideal for children and pregnant women.


Most tooth decay begins in the tiny cracks and grooves of your tooth’s surface. CariVu’s illuminating technology can help your dentist:

  • Detect tooth decay as early as possible
  • Eliminate or reduce the number of costly treatments that you may need in the future
  • Treat small problems before they become serious dental issues
  • Ensure you achieve a lifetime of oral health safely and comfortably

Ask us about a CariVu screening at your next visit!