Seeing the Future: How a Revolutionary New Bacterial Screening Device Can Predict a Patient’s Future for Tooth Decay

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Stamm Dental takes a bold new approach to their patient’s health.

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Prevention is the key to optimal health...That is why Stamm Dental supports Carifree.

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 Stamm Dental 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. Stamm: "Prevention is the key to optimal health. Don't just treat the symptoms, get to the root of the issue. That is why Stamm Dental supports Carifree." 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.

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, Stamm Dental is determined, with the implementation of the CariFree CariScreen test, to stop this devastating disease in its tracks. Patients who go to Stamm Dental can expect the best assessment, diagnosis and therapy recommendations at their next appointment.

For more information or to set up your screening, call 303-839-5109.

About Stamm Dental:

Our patient focused care and advanced comfort technology makes going to the dentist more enjoyable than you ever thought possible. We're here for all your dental needs from preventative care to cosmetic treatments to emergency procedures.

When you choose Stamm Dental, you'll find a dentist's office that understands how to provide quality dentistry with a gentle touch. In addition to our welcoming staff and soothing environment, we offer the latest in advanced comfort technology. Our high-tech equipment includes laser cavity removal, a procedure that virtually eliminates the need for anesthetic and is available at only 5% of dentists nationwide. We also use tiny, highly advanced dental cameras to involve and educate you in your treatment. And, when you need to repair or improve your smile, we offer the most cutting-edge cosmetic services available.

By providing the best in modern dental technology while taking the time to get to know each and every patient, Stamm Dental gives you and your family a reason to smile. Call us today to make an appointment.

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