CariFree program - Hudson, NY
CariFree Cavity Prevention
Dental cavities are caused by bacterial infections known in the dental profession as “carries”. Infections occur when normal, healthy bacteria in the mouth are replaced by acid-producing bacteria. This shift in bacteria is usually caused by lack of saliva, a sugary/acidic diet, or transmission through saliva.
Caries are not only treatable but also preventable. The CariFree Prevention system treats the infection causing bacteria before tooth decay occurs. In order to determine if caries are present in the mouth, a one-minute CariScreen test is performed using a simple cotton swab to gather a specimen from two teeth. The CariScreen test then determines the level of decay-causing bacteria: low, moderate, or high risk.