While there is a greater focus on prevention than ever before, finding and treating dental caries is still a core goal of most general dentistry practices. Searching for cavities has progressed beyond the days of using an explorer to probe for possible lesions. Today there are a range of materials, technologies and systems available to aid clinicians with caries detection. Caries susceptibility tests can help pinpoint which patients are at high risk for caries. The latest in caries detection systems including caries detection dyes, caries detection equipment and caries detection software can all be valuable tools to help find caries as early as possible when minimally invasive treatment is possible.