Champlain Smile Solutions Debunks Cavity Myths and Offers a True Solution for Tooth Decay

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Drs. Kay and Matt Giulianelli now offer CariFree, a real solution to patient’s cavities

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We now know that [cavity prevention] is not that simple and requires a whole new approach based on science

There are many myths about cavities. Most believe cavities are caused by too much sugar, bad genes, or rotten luck. Unfortunately, these commonly held beliefs have led to a misinformed and cavity-ridden public. Globally, tooth decay is at pandemic levels. It is evident that most patients do not know what is causing their tooth decay or how to properly prevent it.

Drs.Giulianelli know there is a knowledge gap among the general public regarding the disease, its effects and how to stop it.

Educated at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine and practicing dentistry for a combined 16 years, Drs. Kay and Matt now offer their patients something far different from the typical "brush, floss and don't eat sugar" prescription. In an effort to both reeducate and better treat patients, Drs. Kay and Matt are now implementing a caries (cavity) risk assessment program developed by CariFree that is shown to decrease incidence 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 and every patient’s risk factors for the dental caries disease (medication use, snacking habits, bacterial levels etc.) and then develop a personalized treatment plan to systematically lower their risk. Drs. Kay and Matt can tell a patient exactly what is causing their disease as well as what their statistical likelihood is of developing more or new tooth decay over the next 12 months.

Dental caries is a multifactorial disease caused by an imbalanced oral environment. It is a disease best assessed, diagnosed and managed by identifying disease indicators and risk factors, and examining the balance between pathogenic and protective factors. Each patient is different and requires a complete assessment in order to determine why they are experiencing tooth decay.

This process provides both patients and practitioners with a specific probability for future decay for that individual. Patients that are found to be at risk can then be presented with early intervention advice, educational materials, and prescription /professional products. "In the old model of cavity prevention, we were taught to tell patients that more brushing and flossing combined with a diet low in sugars and complex carbs would lower their risk of getting decay. We now know that it is not that simple and requires a whole new approach based on science which is what we are so excited to be offering at our practice!”- Kadam Giulianelli, DMD and Matt Giulianelli, DMD.

The facts about tooth decay are in; no longer does the public need to suffer from a painful yet preventable disease. Drs. Kay and Matt know the CariFree system will tell each patient the truth about their decay and how to stop it.

For more information on the CariFree system go to To call now and make your appointment with Drs.Giulianelli and their team at Champlain Smile Solutions call 802-864-6264.

About Champlain Smile Solutions:
Champlain Smile Solutions is a family dental practice in South Burlington, Vermont that offers the very best that modern dentistry has to offer. We are on a mission to challenge the negative stereotypes that surround dentistry by giving people a truly positive and personalized experience.

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