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Posted on: October 6, 2011
Continuous Assessments and Treatment Are the Key to Maintaining Oral Health
In our hygiene department we assess, treat and impact our patients every time we see them. Our assessments include but are not limited to:
• Visual Inspection, smiles, carries, saliva flow, health history reviews
• Oral DNA, and other tests, or periodontal risk assessments
• Routine oral prophylaxis and periodontal maintenance visits.
We always look for any weaknesses indicating a compromise of complete oral health. For patients who have had cosmetic work, we look especially for re-occurring decay at the junctions of the veneers or crowns and the natural tooth surfaces. We also check the junction of composite material with the natural tooth structure.
What is CAMBRA? CAMBRA is “carries management by risk assessment.” Carries is an infectious transmissible disease process where a complex carriogenic biofilm, in the presence of an oral environment that is more pathological than protective, leads to the demineralization and eventual cavitation of the dental hard tissue.