It is the size of a pen with a microcamera at the edge and sends the image to the computer with ultraviolet radiation (just like satellites send images to earth).
The small size and flexibility of the intraoral camera helps detect and magnify the image of a lesion in inaccessible areas of the mouth. We can also save the image and compare it to others late,r in order to observe and investigate possible changes.
With the intraoral camera, the child's visit to the pediatric dentist becomes interactive, since both the child and the parent can see the ``before`` and ``after``. This process has been proved to further encourage children in taking better care of their own teeth.