Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) March 22, 2013
Dr. Jonathan Engel and his team are not the typical dental office. They not only see themselves as oral health specialists, but as whole- body wellness practitioners. Dr. Engel says, “At Southern California Dental Health Associates we take prevention seriously. It is our goal to actually help save you money by getting you all the tools that you need to fight dental disease. The old adage that the mouth and the body are separate is obsolete and the healthier your mouth is the better off the rest of your body may be."
Dr. Engel and his team know that 90% of systemic conditions are linked to symptoms in the mouth. The mouth is a crucial part of any diagnostic process for physicians and dentists when it comes to overall wellness. If symptoms such as bleeding gums, fungal infections, decay, inflammation or missing teeth present in the mouth, it could be a warning sign that a patient is at risk for things like heart disease, diabetes or osteoporosis.
Because of the responsibility to patient’s health, Dr. Engel and his team have adopted practices that help them simultaneously manage a patient’s risk for oral imbalance while cluing them in to possible systemic risk. The newest tool being used at the office is a caries (cavity) risk assessment program developed by CariFree that is shown to decrease incidents of tooth decay by up to 74%. The system is based on a medical model of risk assessment called CAMBRA or Caries Management by Risk Assessment.
The CariFree system requires the dental professional to assess each and every patient’s risk factors for the dental caries disease and then develop a personalized treatment plan to systematically lower their risk. The CariFree '/>"/>
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