There is nothing any dentist can do that is better than our patient’s natural teeth. If we can’t do prevention well, we aren't doing right by our patients.
Middletown, Connecticut (PRWEB) September 20, 2013
Dental decay is the number one chronic disease affecting American youth, surpassing both obesity and asthma. For Dr. Singh, Evelina Krynska-Pura RDH and Courtney Gesnar RDH of Apollonia Dental,those statistics are no longer daunting. They have taken the top caries research in the world and implemented a cavity prevention program developed by CariFree that is shown to decrease incidents of tooth decay by up to 74%. The system is known as CAMBRA or Caries Management by Risk Assessment. Dr. Singh states: “There is nothing any dentist can do that is better than our patient’s natural teeth. If we can’t do prevention well, we aren't doing right by our patients.”
CAMBRA is rooted in a medical model of risk assessment. It requires the dental professional to assess each and every patient’s risk factors for the 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 to determine the overall statistical probability a patient will develop new cavities over the next 12 months. Never before has such predictive information been available. Patients can then measurably lower their risk for decay by utilizing professional products and behavior modification.
Patients can expect the entire process to take a few minutes in their appointment. They will answer targeted questions regarding their current habits (eating and drinking, medication use, chronic health issues etc.) as well as undergo a quick, painless swab of their lower teeth (to determine if they have an excess of cavity causing bacteria). According to Evelina Krynska-Pura RDH, “The test is absolutely painless and takes a very short amount of time.” If professional products are recommended, the practitioner will provide the patient with a professional kit of product specifically designed to counteract their risk factors.
Science has proven that this disease cannot be stopped by the drill and fill approach. True cure requires a medical approach and a comprehensive assessment of each patient. Appollonia Dental has taken a bold and caring step for their patients and their community.
For more information on the CariFree system, go to http://www.carifree.com. To call now and make your appointment with Dr. Singh or his team at Apollonia Dental, call 860 704 8000 or go to http://www.apolloniadentalllc.com to request an appointment.
About Apollonia Dental:
Our mission is to provide patients who value their oral health with outstanding comprehensive treatment in an attractive and comfortable setting, supported by a friendly and efficient team.
Dr. Aditya "Adam" Singh Apollonia Dental
Fellow, Academy of General Dentistry 200 Main Street Extension
Member, American Dental Association Middletown CT 06457
Member, American Academy of Implant Dentistry
Board of Directors, Middlesex Chamber of Commerce
Accredited Business, Better Business Bureau