We are now using the CariFree System, which allows us to better anticipate your likelihood of getting cavities. We can the make preventive recommendations, with the goal of lowering your risk of decay, and ensuring a longer life for the dental work you have already invested in and may opt for in the future.
The CariFree System uses a simple screening device along with a swab sample of your plaque in order to measure the levels of bad bacteria on your teeth. The test in painless, takes less than one minute, and will help us to make a diagnosis as to whether you have the caries infection or not. Cavities are known to be causes by this bacterial caries infection. This screening test is part of an overall Caries Risk Assessment we will perform. This assessment will allow us to provide homecare recommendations, dietary counseling, re-mineralization therapy of cavities just beginning, and treatment of this infection, all with the goal of lowering your incidence of decay and creating more predictable results for lasting dentistry. This assessment and screening provides us with very valuable information we can now use to practice minimally invasive dentistry and reduce your time and money spent in the dental chair. We all win!
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