Boyse Dentistry Now Offers Patients a New Model of Health and Prevention

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A new bacterial screening test allows dentists to predict a patient’s future risk for developing cavities.

Boyse Dentistry

In partnership with our patients, we can cure dental caries disease and stop the ongoing pain and cost of unnecessary dental problems.

According to the CDC, dental caries (cavities) are at epidemic levels in the United States;although it is largely preventable, it remains the most common chronic disease of children aged 5-17 years (4 times more common than asthma). Frustration for both patients and dental professionals regarding this disease is at an all-time high. Dr. Stewart Boyse and his team were tired of drilling and filling patients' decay only to find them back in the chair months later with both recurrent decay and new areas of mineral loss.

Dr. Boyse knew it was time for something different.

Dr. Boyse and his team are now proud to offer 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. The CariScreen Test allows Dr. Boyse a real-time assessment of the bacterial activity in a patient’s mouth, which then informs both restorative and long term oral health recommendations.

The process of decay formation has been widely misunderstood by the general public, and treatment recommendations oversimplified. Many have heard the same "brush, floss and avoid sugar" prescription for years, and despite their best attempts, still develop the disease. Dental caries is a transmissible bacterial infection of the teeth, and while home care and diet are key players in its development, the key factor affecting a patient's health or disease comes down to the pH of the oral environment. Prolonged periods of low pH in the mouth provide the biologic oral environment
that selects for growth of cavity causing bacteria. Because the bacteria in an infected mouth produce an abundance of acid, the healthy bacteria are no longer able to survive. This is what ultimately leads to net mineral loss and breakdown of the tooth structure.

With the implementation of the CariScreen Test, Dr. Boyse has the capacity to inform his/her patients what the statistical likelihood is that they will develop new decay in the next year. Dr. Boyse states: "Our mission is to provide dental excellence while being as minimally invasive as possible. The risk assessment and bacterial screening provide the tools necessary to eliminate the problem of dental cavities. In partnership with our patients, we can cure dental caries disease and stop the ongoing pain and cost of unnecessary dental problems. We are really excited about the great changes we are seeing in our patients."

With new information about the complexity of dental caries, the old model of brush, floss and avoid sugar is no longer relevant. The CariScreen Test in the hands of Dr. Boyse and his team is the new model for oral health and prevention.

For more information on the CariFree system, go to http://www.carifree.com. Make your appointment at Boyse Dentistry by calling 480.345.8597.

About Boyse Dentistry:

We are devoted to dental excellence. We believe that by empowering our patients through education, using the best science available, and performing as minimally invasive dentistry as possible that we can help our patients achieve a life time of great dental health. We vow to provide the best customer service possible to our patients, in an honest and trustworthy manner, while actively listening to our patient’s concerns. We value each patient and the relationships we make with them. It is our honor and passion to provide dental excellence.

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