Lebanon Or (PRWEB) November 21, 2012
Dental decay is the number 1 chronic disease affecting American youth; surpassing both obesity and asthma. For Dr. Adam Kirkpatrick of Lebanon and his team those statistics are no longer daunting. They have taken the top caries research in the world and implemented a cavity prevention program developed by CariFree that is shown to decrease incidents of tooth decay by up to 74%. The system is known as CAMBRA or Caries Management by Risk Assessment. “What an amazing discovery modern technology has allowed us. The days of fearing your recall visits for fear of cavities are over. Not only can we detect your risk of getting cavities but we can stop them in their tracks with this simple approach!” – Adam Kirkpatrick, DDS
CAMBRA is rooted in a medical model of risk assessment. It requires the dental professional to assess each and every patient’s risk factors for the disease and then develop a personalized treatment plan to systematically lower their risk. The CariFree diagnostic tools leverage biofilm testing (to determine the levels of cavity-causing bacteria in the patient’s mouth) as well as a risk assessment questionnaire to determine the overall statistical probability a patient will develop new cavities over the next 12 months. Never before has such predictive information been available. Patients can then measurably lower their risk for decay by utilizing professional products and behavior modification.
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). “The CariFree test is cottony soft, takes a quick couple of seconds and has enormous decay prevention potential.” – MaryAnn Boss, RDH Then based on the information gathered, their dental team will counsel them on an appropriate course of action to lower their risk. If professional products are recommended the practitioner will provide the patient with a professional kit of product specifically designed to counteract their risk factors.
The CariFree products contain all 5 essential therapeutic agents proven to treat dental caries. Depending on the patients diagnosis the proper level of therapy will be prescribed. 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. Adam Kirkpatrick Family Dentistry has taken a bold and caring step for their patients and their community.
For more information on the CariFree system go to http://www.carifree.com. To call now and make your appointment with Dr. Kirkpatrick and his team call (541) 497-1081.