We recently put out a press release on a cavity prevention program we’ve been working on for about 2 years now. You can read the press release in its entirety here.
Dental decay is the number one chronic disease affecting American youth, surpassing both obesity and asthma. However, this cavity prevention program we’ve been implementing was researched and developed by a company named CariFree that is shown to decrease incidents of tooth decay by up to 74 percent.
Many patients who are prone to cavities fear that news of being told they have yet another cavity when they visit the dentist. This new program represents a departure from the approach of merely addressing the problem of cavities after they occur. Now our focus can be on identifying and reducing the risk factors to help prevent them from occurring in the first place.
Patients can expect the entire process to take a few minutes in their appointment. They will answer targeted questions regarding their current habits (eating and drinking, medication use, chronic health issues etc.) as well as undergo a quick, painless swab of their lower teeth (to determine if they have an excess of cavity causing bacteria). Then, based on the information gathered, we help counsel the patient on an appropriate course of action to lower their risk. If professional products are recommended, our office can provide the patient with a professional kit of product specifically designed to counteract their risk factors.
Science has proven that this disease cannot be stopped by the drill and fill approach. True cure requires a medical approach and a comprehensive assessment of each patient.
For more information on the CariFree system, go to http://www.carifree.com. Call now and make your screening appointment at 208-345-2325.