Drs. Hedge and Frazar of Houston Launch a Ground-Breaking Cavity Prevention Program That Can Lower Decay Rates by 74%

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Houston Dentists take a bold and caring step for their patients and community.

The Houston Dentists

There are three ways to kill teeth. A bad bite, gum disease, and decay. We have a great tool to eliminate the last one with CariFree.

Dental decay is the number one chronic disease affecting American youth, surpassing both obesity and asthma. For Drs. Frazar and Hedge of Houston, Texas 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. "There are three ways to kill teeth. A bad bite, gum disease, and decay. We have a great tool to eliminate the last one with CariFree" said Dr. Hedge.

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 test is absolutely painless and takes a very short amount of time. "I have a number indicating the amount of 'bad' bacteria in no time," said Stefan Boyer, Registered Dental Hygienist with Frazar and Hedge. If professional products are recommended, the practitioner will 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. Drs. Frazar and Hedge have 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 Drs. Frazar and Hedge and their team call 713-668-7137, http://www.thehoustondentists.com.

About the Houston Dentists:

We provide all of our services in a comfortable, spa-like environment. Drs. Frazar and Hedge, cosmetic dentists in Bellaire, Houston and their team of gentle professionals do everything they can to help you feel relaxed during your appointment. We use the latest dental technology, such as laser dentistry, to work efficiently while offering patient amenities including bottled beverages and freshly baked cookies. If you’re especially nervous about visiting the dentist in Houston, we offer sedation dentistry so you can relax.

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