Dr. Slate of Rocklin California Now Offers Patients a New Model for Health and Prevention

Share Article

A new approach to preventing cavities comes to California.

News Image
Superior doctors prevent the disease. Mediocre doctors treat the disease before it is evident. Inferior doctors treat the full-blown disease.

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. Slate 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. Slate knew it was time for something different.

Pure Dentistry is proud to offer a new caries risk assessment system and preventive products to treat each patient individually.

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 CariFree Risk Assessment and treatment products, Dr. Slate has the capacity to inform his patients what the statistical likelihood is that they will develop new decay in the next year. "Superior doctors prevent the disease. Mediocre doctors treat the disease before it is evident. Inferior doctors treat the full-blown disease." --Huang Dee Nai-Chang, from the first known Chinese medical text, ca. 2600 B.C.

With new information about the complexity of dental caries, the old model of brush, floss and avoid sugar is no longer relevant. The Caries Risk Assessment in the hands of Dr. Slate 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. To call now and make your appointment with Dr. Slate call (916) 780-1000.

About Pure Dentistry:
Why PURE? The acronym PURE stands for Professional, Uncompromising, Restorative, Excellence! Our mission is to provide “The Best Imaginable” dental experiences for all of their patients. Our core belief is to offer the best quality and services available.

Share article on social media or email:

View article via:

Pdf Print

Contact Author

Laura Moriarity
+1 612-655-1418
Email >
Follow us on
Visit website