A Different Approach to Dental CareAugust 26, 2014
All teeth have a thin film that houses various microscopic bacteria, called a biofilm.
CariFree employs advanced infection testing and treatment technology to promote long term dental health, instead of simply treating symptoms by filling cavities.
- Good oral hygiene may not stop cavities. Even if a patient brushes, flosses, and visits the dentist regularly, harmful levels of the decay-causing bacteria may still be present.
- A bacterial infection on your teeth can also be transmitted to others. Studies show that harmful decay causing bacteria can be transmitted to other members of the household.
- If the bacterial infection is left untreated… Progressive steps of decay that may occur are…. Creation of cavities, leading to…crowns, bridges, and root canals, ultimately leading to…tooth loss…
The CariFree system was specifically developed to embrace the new science of testing for and treating dental bacterial infection.
The advanced CariFree System measures the magnitude of harmful bacteria on the teeth using the bioluminescent meter. If harmful decay-causing bacteria are identified, the CariFree treatment plan would be prescribed for the patient.
CariScreen an easy 1 minute test
The quick and easy CariScreen test determines the level of decay-causing bacteria. It takes only one minute to determine if a patient is at low, moderate, or high risk of developing cavities in the future.
Since risk factors change over time, it is recommended that patients take the CariScreen test once per year. For the most accurate test results, do not eat or brush your teeth for at least one hour prior to the test.