Local dentists launch a new solution for tooth decay

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Dr. Louis Amendolagine and Dr. Geri Friefeld now offer CariFree, a novel solution to patient’s cavities.

Dr. Louis Amendolagine and Dr Geri Friefeld

The patients who follow the program consistently are seeing great results. Our own daughter used it!

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.

Drs. Amendolagine and Friefeld, realize the knowledge gap among the general public regarding the disease, its effects and how to stop it.

The doctors now offer patients something far different than the typical "brush, floss, and don't eat sugar" prescription. In an effort to both reeducate and better treat patients, Drs. Amendolagine and Friefeld launched a new program in their office. It is 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. Now the doctors, can tell patients 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. Amendolagine states: "Since we started using CariFree about five years ago, the patients who follow the program consistently are seeing great results. Our own daughter used it!"

The facts about tooth decay are in; no longer does the public need to suffer from a painful yet preventable disease. Drs. Amendolagine and Friefeld know 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 Drs. Amendolagine and Friefeld's team, call 845-496-4710.

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