(PRWEB) May 09, 2013
Dr. Pasquantonio and her team are not the typical dental office. They not only see themselves as oral health specialists, but as whole- body wellness practitioners. Dr. Pasqantonio states:"The mouth, including the teeth, are connected to your whole body and your body is connected to the mouth and teeth. What happens in the mouth and with the teeth will affect your whole body. A dentist must practice with this in mind and a dental patient has to always remember dental/oral health affects their whole body."
Dr. Pasquantonio and her 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. Pasquantonio and her team have always taken diagnosis of dental disease down to the microscopic level; stopping the disease process before it starts. 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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