Advanced Dental Care of Longwood
505 Wekiva Springs Road, Suite 100, Longwood, FL 32779

What Causes Tooth Decay?

New Discoveries in Dental Care

Unlike the majority of the public who erroneously think that tooth decay is caused by consuming too many sweets, scientists recognize that dental decay is caused by a bacterial infection in the biofilm (plaque) on the teeth. Sugar is indirectly involved in that these acid-producing bacteria LOVE sweets and so the colonies of bacteria multiply tremendously when fed lots of sugar. The proper medical/dental term for this bacterial infection is called caries. We now have the ability to test for and treat the oral bacterial infection with one simple system called CariFree.

What is a biofilm infection?

All teeth have a thin film on the surface that houses various microscopic bacteria called a biofilm. An infected oral biofilm occurs when the bacterial population shifts from being mostly normal oral bacteria to being mostly acid producing bacteria (like Strep Mutans) that are known to cause dental decay. The standard of care calls for the identification of an excessive load of cariogenic bacteria on the teeth and the administration of a treatment plan that includes treating the cariogenic bacteria. This is a paradigm shift from simply filling cavities to a model of prevention.

Promote healthy teeth — Stop filling cavities

CariFree employs advanced infection testing and treatment technology to promote long term dental health, instead of simply treating symptoms by filling cavities. How is it possible? The advanced CariFree System measures the magnitude of harmful bacteria on the teeth. If harmful decay-causing bacteria are identified, the CariFree treatment plan would be prescribed for the patient. Stop and think about it. If your lawn was full of tall weeds, would mowing the lawn solve this problem? It certainly would “treat the symptoms” of an ugly yard and you’d never see the weeds, would you? All would look well…for a while anyway! Unless you put weed killer on the lawn to remove the SOURCE of the problem…they’ll just keep coming back. I’ll bet some of you know friends or family that has had their cavities filled, only to have new decay continue to occur. Now you know why.

Simply “filling the holes” doesn’t solve caries!

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