Encino, CA -- (ReleaseWire) -- 01/27/2014 -- Tooth decay is an epidemic in American children with 50 percent of fifth graders showing active signs of the disease. The World Health Organization says that worldwide, 60–90 percent of school children and nearly 100 percent of adults have cavities. What are the long-term effects of this transmissible infection?
Research is showing a strong connection between the oral bacterial imbalance and serious systemic issues like heart disease. So why is this disease so rampant, yet it is also 100 percent preventable? Answer: There has been no way to properly screen patients for their risk, or susceptibility to the infection before the cavity forms.
Encino Dentist Dr Craig Glick and his team were not satisfied with the excessive and avoidable statistics and knew they could do better. In an effort to provide the absolute best care modern science can offer, they are now proud to provide 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. Never before has such predictive information been available to patients or practitioners. According to Encino Dentist Dr Craig Glick: "One of the most important goals for me is helping my patients keep their teeth healthy for a lifetime. CariFree has given me advanced tools to assess a patient's risk for dental cavities and a proven method to actually reduce that risk. I can now tailor a patient's treatment to their level of risk and offer preventative solutions to help them stay cavity free for the long term."
For decades the only approach to managing dental caries was to work backwards, drilling out decayed areas of the tooth and patching the cavity. The traditional approach did not tell the patient exactly why they had the disease or what specific things they could do to get better. The drill and fill model, as Dr. Doug Young DDS, MS, MBA (leading expert on dental caries) states, is like “building a deck on a house while it is burning down.” Cathy Przykucki, RDH says this about CariFree: "Finally, a comprehensive and easy system to conquer the war on cavities! It is so gratifying to provide our patients a path to a healthy future free of cavities."
While national statistics on decay rates continue to climb, Encino Dentist Dr Craig Glick is determined, with the implementation of the CariFree CariScreen test, to stop this devastating disease in its tracks. Patients who go see Encino Dentist Dr Craig Glick can expect the best assessment, diagnosis and therapy recommendations at their next appointment.
The in-office whitening gel took two years to develop and features four different types of stabilizers and a hydrogen peroxide solution designed for in situ activation. Although this gel and the Take Home Kit have proven to be as effective as or more effective than competing products they are priced 30 to 50 percent less than comparable products. “New clients are surprised to see how well our products work when put up against more mainstream and expensive big name whiteners,” says Dentist Encino Dr Craig Glick DDS . “Our existing clients, on the other hand, are used to getting high quality products at an affordable price.”
About Encino Dentist Dr Craig Glick
Dentist Encino was established in 1994 and became the first full-time dental practice in the Encino community. Dentist Encino provides a full range of dental services for everyone from children to seniors, including preventive dentistry, restorative/cosmetic dentistry, ultimate smile makeovers, dental Implants, surgery, full and partial dentures, and treatment for gum disease. To better serve the needs of Encino’s growing population, Dentist Encino’s staff also speaks Mandarin and Cantonese. To learn more about Dentist Encino, visit the web site at http://www.drcraigglickdds.com