Long Island, New York (PRWEB) October 09, 2013
There are many myths about cavities. Most believe cavities are caused by too much sugar, bad genes, or rotten luck. Unfortunately, these commonly held beliefs have led to a misinformed and cavity-ridden public. Globally, tooth decay is at pandemic levels. It is evident that most patients do not know what is causing their tooth decay or how to properly prevent it.
Dr. Koeppel, realizes the knowledge gap among the general public regarding the disease, its effects and how to stop it.
Educated at Georgetown University, and practicing dentistry for 30 years, Dr. Koeppel, now offers his patients something far different from the typical "brush, floss and don't eat sugar" prescription. In an effort to both reeducate and better treat patients, Dr. Koeppel is now implementing a caries (cavity) risk assessment program developed by CariFree that is shown to decrease incidence of tooth decay by up to 74%. The system is based on a medical model of risk assessment called CAMBRA or Caries Management by Risk Assessment. The CariFree system requires the dental professional to assess each and every patient’s risk factors for the dental caries disease (medication use, snacking habits, bacterial levels etc.) and then develop a personalized treatment plan to systematically lower their risk. Dr. Koeppel, can tell a patient exactly what is causing their disease as well as what their statistical likelihood is of developing more or new tooth decay over the next 12 months.
Dental caries is a multifactoral disease caused by an imbalanced oral environment. It is a disease best assessed, diagnosed and managed by identifying disease indicators and risk factors, and examining the balance between pathogenic and protective factors. Each patient is different and requires a complete assessment in order to determine why they are experiencing tooth decay. This process provides both patients and practitioners with a specific probability for future decay for that individual. Patients that are found to be at risk can then be presented with early intervention advice, educational materials, and prescription /professional products. Dr. Koeppel states: "The new system is proactive, we are now able to move from a repairable model of fixing a hole in a tooth (cavity), to real prevention. I am proud to offer my patients the ability to finally combat cavities."
The facts about tooth decay are in; no longer does the public need to suffer from a painful yet preventable disease. Dr. Koeppel knows the CariFree system will tell each patient the truth about their decay and how to stop it.
For more information on the CariFree system go to http://www.carifree.com. To call now and make your appointment with Dr. Koeppel, and his team call 631-689-1800 or visit his web site at http://www.SmileDreamMaker.com.
About Dr. Koeppel:
A graduate of Georgetown University School of Dentistry, the Las Vegas Institute of Advanced Dental Studies and the Eastman Dental Center’s Advanced General Dentistry Training Program, Dr. Ira Koeppel brings a progressive and caring aesthetic to the profession of preventive and cosmetic dentistry. Highly regarded by his peers, Dr. Koeppel was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award for his “Outstanding Leadership Qualities” from the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (New York chapter).