Dr. Todd McCracken Brings a New Screening for Cavities with CariFree Cavity Prevention to Denton, TX

Dental caries, or cavities, have reached epidemic levels in the United States and become the most chronic disease for people five to 17 years of age. Dr. Todd McCracken, a Denton, TX dentist, now offers an innovative new screening test that predicts a patient’s risk for developing a dental cavity.

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Dr. Todd McCracken is a dentist in Denton, TX

Dr. Todd McCracken Brings CariFree Cavity Prevention to Denton, TX.

Denton, TX (PRWEB) April 13, 2014

Dr. McCracken recognizes a need for change when it comes to cavities, and is now offering a specialized new screening test to help access a patient’s future risk of getting a dental cavity. Patients in Denton TX will no longer need to wait until a tooth hurts to visit the dentist and create a treatment plan.

There seems to be a misunderstanding in the way patients are educated about cavities and the actuality of their progression. Brushing, flossing, and limiting sugar is only part of the answer when it comes to preventing cavities. These actions alone really only affect the bacteria’s environment, not the bacteria itself. A dental cavity is actually a bacterial infection of the teeth, and while brushing, flossing and eating right can help prevent bacteria growth, it is actually the mouth's pH that is the key to slowing and stopping cavity progression.

Bacteria grow in a variety of environments, but for the bacteria responsible for a dental cavity, pH is key—specifically prolonged periods of low pH in the mouth. Interestingly, the bacteria perpetuate their existence by producing an abundance of acid, which leads to low pH, which then leads to the death of healthy bacteria and the survival of the cavity causing culprits. This process is responsible for dental cavities.

CareiFree, the new bacterial screening test used by Dr. McCracken, helps provide patients with the statistical likelihood, based on the bacteria found in their mouth, that they will develop a cavity within the next year. This information is invaluable to both doctors and patients alike because it helps identify which patients are more susceptible to cavities and allows doctors to prescribe treatment accordingly.

Before CareiFree, doctors and patients were less effective at preventing cavities because the course of action was always the same—brush, floss, avoid sweets. Now, with the information provided by CareiFree, doctors can provide more a more intensive oral care regimen to those that are at higher risk for a bacterial infection and instances of prolonged low oral pH.

For more information on the CareiFree test, Denton, TX dentist Dr. McCracken, and his dental services visit his website at http://www.lasersmilestudio.com and call (940) 293-2090.

About the Doctor:

Dr. Todd McCracken is a general dentist offering personalized dental care for patients in Denton, TX. Dr. McCracken received his DDS from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio in 1997. He received the honor of Master from the Academy of Laser Dentistry in 2000 and is a frequent lecturer at national and local dental meetings across the country and one of 25 certified instructors at The Institute for Advanced Laser Dentistry. It is here that he became certified and joined one percent of dental professionals in offering the LANAP FDA cleared laser procedure LANAP for gum disease and periodontal treatment. To learn more about Dr. McCracken and his dental services visit his website at http://www.lasersmilestudio.com and call (940) 293-2090.