Fullerton, California (PRWEB) November 18, 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. Karen DePaoli, realizes the knowledge gap among the general public regarding the disease, its effects and how to stop it.
Dr. DePaoli has been creating healthy and beautiful smiles for over 17 years. She earned her undergraduate degree at the University of California Irvine and her Doctorate of Dental Surgery at Loma Linda University School of Dentistry. She also completed a fellowship in Forensic Odontology at the University Of Texas Health Sciences Center at San Antonio.
Dr. DePaoli now offers her 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. Karen M. DePaoli 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. DePaoli, 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.According to Dr. Karen DePaoli: “The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that cavities are at epidemic level in the US. Risk level vary among people, but the bottom line is this: If you have teeth, you are at risk.”
The facts about tooth decay are in; no longer does the public need to suffer from a painful yet preventable disease. Dr. DePaoli knows the CariFree system will tell each patient the truth about their decay and how to stop it.
At DePaoli Dentistry the greatest care is taken in helping patients achieve optimum oral health and maintaining a beautiful smile. For answers to your questions about DePaoli Dentistry’s practices and procedures or to schedule an appointment please visit http://www.depaolidentistry.com or call 714.441.2372.
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