This disease is absolutely preventable, and it is time for us to take the lead in reframing how we co-manage the treatment and ultimately, prevention of dental caries.
Yucaipa, California (PRWEB) June 09, 2014
According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), dental caries (cavities) is an epidemic in the United States; and although it is largely preventable, it remains the most common chronic disease of children aged 5 to 17 years -- 4 times more common than asthma. Dr. Craig Wright decided it was time to offer his patients something different. Instead of offering the tired 'brush and floss' advice, his patients can look forward to a program built on a new model of health: the Caries Free Zone.
"It is time for something new," says Dr. Wright. "We have been telling the same story of cavities for years, and it is obviously not working. At this office, we have decided to elevate the conversation with our patients. Patients are smart and there is no reason to oversimplify this complex biofilm disease any longer."
With the launching of a Caries Free Zone in the office, Dr. Wright will not only change the content of the conversation about dental decay, but also change the approach he takes with patients. The process now includes a comprehensive risk assessment where the patient is a mutual expert during the caries risk conversation. Wright states: "It is not always diet- or hygiene-related, and we need to start discussing other risk factors like medication, saliva flow, presence of oral appliances, and current bacterial challenge."
Dr. Wright explains, "The ultimate goal is to bring each and every patient into a low to moderate risk category and keep them there long term. If we can do that, we can start to create a truly cavity-free patient base. All of our patients that follow through with our new program will be initiated into our Caries Free Zone and represent the future of oral health in our practice and community. This disease is absolutely preventable, and it is time for us to take the lead in reframing how we co-manage the treatment and ultimately, prevention of dental caries."
To schedule your appointment with Dr. Wright and the team at Centerpoint Dental, call 909-570-2337.
About Dr. Wright:
Dr. Wright has 25 years of experience. In his continuing education, he has completed advanced courses in advanced cosmetic dentistry, laser dentistry, root canals and microscope enhanced dentistry. In addition he has completed a three-year, masters level program in comprehensive health centered dentistry.
Dr Wright is one of the few dentists that operates microscopically (for better, more comfortable results). Using a dental microscope (with a monitor for the patient) during otherwise “normal“ procedures will let you accurately see what the doctor sees. This will help you understand what is going on in your mouth and what you can do to get your mouth healthy - with a beautiful smile.