CAVITY RISK ASSESSMENT
Every week, research is giving more insight for dentists and patients to really understand their dental health, why certain dental experiences are (re)occurring, and how we can be proactive to possibly eliminate or reduce those occurrences. One such method is to screen and assess your risk for getting cavities. While the answer seems apparent, sometimes it’s not so obvious. Many of us who brush and floss still end up with cavities and that’s because cavities are the result of bacterial infection in the mouth which you can’t see. There are everyday life and environmental factors that can contribute to the bad bacteria. We can perform an assessment to determine the particular bacteria and recommend products and treatment to manage, prevent and, in some cases, even reverse future cavities.
Dr. Estep and her team can help our patients understand and identify risk factors at their checkup and cleaning appointments. Whether you’re a new patient or a returning patient, schedule your next checkup and cleaning now.
If you’ve never seen Dr. Estep and you’re due for a checkup and cleaning, we encourage you to start with scheduling a “New Patient Checkup Exam and Cleaning.” As part of your checkup exam, Dr. Estep will do a thorough evaluation of your teeth and mouth and discuss with you the health of your teeth and any need for potential bridge or restorative treatment. This appointment will take about 2 hours and will include a cleaning.
Another option is to start with a Limited Evaluation and Single Xray appointment with Dr. Estep using our interactive calendar. Just follow the steps to get your appointment scheduled. Please allow 1 hour for the appointment.