Local Dentist Saving Lives with Her Cutting Edge Approach to Dentistry

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Dental Health and Wellness Boston takes a bold step for their patient's health.

Dr. Jill Smith

I absolutely love what I do! I feel lucky to have the opportuinity to help people stay healthy and preserve their teeth for a lifetime.

Dental Health and Wellness Boston is not the typical dental office. The team not only see themselves as oral health specialists, but as whole-body wellness practitioners. Dr. Jill Smith says: "I absolutely love what I do! I feel lucky to have the opportuinity to help people stay healthy and preserve their teeth for a lifetime."

Dr. Smith and her team know that 90% of systemic conditions are linked to symptoms in the mouth. The mouth is a crucial part of any diagnostic process for physicians and dentists when it comes to overall wellness. If symptoms such as bleeding gums, fungal infections, decay, inflammation or missing teeth present in the mouth, it could be a warning sign that a patient is at risk for things like heart disease, diabetes or osteoporosis.  

Because of the responsibility to patient’s health, Dr. Smith is taking advantage of the best resources research has to offer.  The newest tool being used at the office is a caries (cavity) risk assessment program developed by CariFree that is shown to decrease incidents 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 patient’s risk factors for the dental caries 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.  Based on the assessment Dr. Smith can tell a patient what their statistical likelihood is of developing tooth decay over the next 12 months. Patients can then measurably lower their risk for decay by utilizing professional products and behavior modification. 

When a patients risk for decay and other oral health issues are lowered, the risk of diseases like heart disease and diabetes are mitigated. In addition, keeping a close eye on changes in the mouth with these assessment tools makes early detection a priority. The team of Dental Health and Wellness Boston provide a patient centered approach to dentistry that will direct each patient to his or her most healthy self. 
  
For more information on the CariFree system, go to http://www.carifree.com. To call now and make your appointment with Dental Health and Wellness Boston call: 617-742-1220.

About Dental Health and Wellness Boston:

At Dental Health and Wellness Boston our approach to denitstry emphasizes oral health as an integral part of your overall health.  Led by founder Dr. Jill Smith, our highly repected dentistry team offers the very finest care and treatment available in a relaxed, stress free environment. We take the time to understand your liefstyle, analyze your nutritional habits and assess any current medical conditionas, including any dental phobias.  Aided by the latest technologies and most advanced clinical skills we provide the best that modern dentistry has to offer.

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