Prairie Village, KS (PRWEB) July 02, 2013
Tooth decay is an epidemic in American children with 50 percent of fifth graders showing active signs of the disease. The World Health Organization says that worldwide, 60–90 percent of school children and nearly 100 percent of adults have cavities. What are the long-term effects of this transmissible infection?
Research is showing a strong connection between the oral bacterial imbalance and serious systemic issues like heart disease. So why is this disease so rampant, yet it is also 100 percent preventable? Answer: There has been no way to properly screen patients for their risk, or susceptibility to the infection before the cavity forms.
The staff at Prairie Village Dentists were not satisfied with the excessive and avoidable statistics and knew they could do better. In an effort to provide the absolute best care modern science can offer, they are now proud to provide the only in-office, chair-side caries susceptibility screening test on the market.
Developed by CariFree, a caries research company, the CariScreen test measures the levels of cavity-causing bacteria in the biofilm in seconds. Never before has such predictive information been available to patients or practitioners. According to Dr. Grant Smith "Th[e] screening tool is like a crystal ball letting me see the future of each of my patient's mouths; and sometimes it shows us the simple solution of moving them off the railroad tracks before the train comes through!"
Never before has such predictive information been available to patients or practitioners. The doctors can also tell patients what the statistical likelihood is that they will develop new decay in the next year. Melissa Smith, BS, RDH says,"With a painless swab of a comfortable Q-tip and a few seconds later- we have the results! Quickest test ever!"
For decades the only approach to managing dental caries was to work backwards, drilling out decayed areas of the tooth and patching the cavity. The traditional approach did not tell the patient exactly why they had the disease or what specific things they could do to get better. The drill and fill model, as Dr. Doug Young DDS, MS, MBA (leading expert on dental caries) states, is like “building a deck on a house while it is burning down.”
While national statistics on decay rates continue to climb, Prairie Village Dentists is determined, with the implementation of the CariFree CariScreen test, to stop this devastating disease in its tracks. Patients who go to Prairie Village Dentists can expect the best assessment, diagnosis and therapy recommendations at their next appointment.
For more information or to set up your screening, call 913-649-5600.
Prairie Village Dentists is staffed by hard-working, dedicated professionals seeking to build long-term relationships with their patients in order to make it possible for them to be as healthy and as happy as their circumstances allow them to be. Three dentists, five hygienists and other supportive auxiliaries form form the workforce that facilitate our shared vision.