Caries Risk Assessment

There are many factors that can put a patient at higher risk for cavities and dental disease. Each person has different diets, medications, oral bacteria, brushing habits, use of fluoride, strength of teeth, exposure to acid, etc that puts them at different risks for decay. It’s our goal to work with each person and help assess what key factors may be contributing if decay becomes a problem.  The American Dental Association (ADA) has a clear assessment protocol we use to help find the most likely targets affecting a patients health.