(PRWEB) May 09, 2013
Dr. Pasquantonio and her team are not the typical dental office. They not only see themselves as oral health specialists, but as whole- body wellness practitioners. Dr. Pasqantonio states:"The mouth, including the teeth, are connected to your whole body and your body is connected to the mouth and teeth. What happens in the mouth and with the teeth will affect your whole body. A dentist must practice with this in mind and a dental patient has to always remember dental/oral health affects their whole body."
Dr. Pasquantonio and her team know that 90% of systemic conditions are linked to symptoms in the mouth. The mouth is a crucial part of any diagnostic process for physicians and dentists when it comes to overall wellness. If symptoms such as bleeding gums, fungal infections, decay, inflammation or missing teeth present in the mouth, it could be a warning sign that a patient is at risk for things like heart disease, diabetes or osteoporosis.
Because of the responsibility to patient’s health, Dr. Pasquantonio and her team have always taken diagnosis of dental disease down to the microscopic level; stopping the disease process before it starts. The newest tool being used at the office is a caries (cavity) risk assessment program developed by CariFree that is shown to decrease incidents 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 and then develop a personalized treatment plan to systematically lower their risk. The CariFree diagnostic tools leverage biofilm testing (to determine the levels of cavity-causing bacteria in the patient’s mouth) as well as a risk assessment questionnaire. Based on the assessment Dr. Pasquantonio can tell a patient what their statistical likelihood is of developing tooth decay over the next 12 months. Patients can then measurably lower their risk for decay by utilizing professional products and behavior modification. Dr. Pasquantonio also tests for the bacteria that cause gum infection via a simple microscopic test that takes only 2 minutes.
When a patients risk for decay and other oral health issues are lowered, the risk of diseases like heart disease and diabetes are mitigated. In addition, keeping a close eye on changes in the mouth with these assessment tools makes early detection a priority. Pasquantonio and her team provide a patient centered approach to dentistry that will direct each patient to his or her most healthy self. Dr. Pasquantonio says: "Any infection, anywhere in your body, including your mouth, will drag you down physically. Most patients are amazed at the increased energy they have once health is established in the mouth."
For more information on the CariFree system, go to http://www.carifree.com. To call now and make your appointment with Dr. Pasquantonio and his team call 978-369-2500.
About Dr. Pasquantonio:
Dr. Pasquantonio graduated from Case Western Reserve University's School of Dental Medicine. Summers, during dental school, she worked for the Army as a research psychologist and is a trained clinical hypnotist. The doctor is a fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry and is a pioneer in the clinical use of bacteriology in dentistry, with fellowship and founding member status in the International Dental Health Alliance (formerly known as the International Dental Health Foundation). Dr. Pasquantonio is fully trained in all aspects of laser dentistry.
Dr. Pasquantonio is trained in all aspects of cosmetic dentistry. She will get you healthy and keep you looking good.
Dr. Pasquantonio has presented guest lectures for many professional societies and at each of Boston's three dental schools. On two separate occasions, she was chosen as one of 500 dentists world-wide to present a full-day course at the Yankee Dental Congress, a meeting of 25,000 dentists held in Boston, Massachusetts.
Dr. Pasquantonio sits on the executive board of the Massachusetts Academy of General Dentistry and is currently the chair of the Academy's Mentoring Committee, acting as the Academy's liason with the Boston dental schools. In addition, the doctor is a consultant to the Massachusetts Dental Society's Council on Dental Care and Benefits. Dr. Pasquantonio has assisted in courses given by the New England Society of Clinical Hypnosis for the Massachusetts Dental Society. She is co-chair of the Massachusetts Academy of General Dentistry's Cape Cod Course.
Dr. Pasquantonio has been voted one of the top dentists in the US every year for the past 10 years. She is in the Heritage Registry of Who's Who.
During over 25 years of private solo practice, Dr. Pasquantonio has kept abreast of the latest developments in the non-invasive treatment of infection and comfort control for her patients. She is a firm believer in quality of materials and service. She has kept her practice small and select so that each patient can have the special, personal treatment that he or she deserves.