Have you always thought cavities were just a part of life? They don’t have to be. Like most bacterial infections, cavities are 100% preventable. With CariFree, a xylitol-based topical treatment, Dr. Polley can help you stop cavities from ever forming, which will save you time, money, discomfort, and preserve more natural tooth structure.
If you think you’ve done everything in your power to prevent cavities but they keep showing up, we can help. By supplementing your regular oral hygiene with CariFree, we can effectively reduce the number of cavities you experience. Please call (702) 873-0324 or email Summerlin dentist Dr. James B. Polley to learn more about this exciting new cavity prevention treatment.
Cavities are holes or demineralized areas that form on teeth due to a bacterial infection. This infection is the result of an overly acidic oral environment. Regular brushing and flossing, while essential, will not stop the infection on their own. They reduce the buildup of bacteria and can limit the damage caused by bacteria, but harmful bacteria continue to grow and secrete damaging acid all day long, and once they secure a small foothold in your teeth, they will be sheltered from brushing and flossing and can cause even more damage.
A New Approach to Cavity Prevention
The traditional method of dealing with cavities has been to remove the decay and fill it with a metal or tooth-colored substance. Dr. Polley believes in helping patients proactively treat the cause of the problem targeting both the damaging bacteria and the acidic environment they create, not just offering after-the-fact restorations. He’ll perform a “caries risk assessment” to determine which factors are causing you to get cavities and offer the appropriate preventive treatment.
CariFree helps in three ways:
- Neutralizes the pH levels of your mouth
- Limits the amount of bacteria-produced acids
- Uses penetrating antibacterial agents to kill harmful bacteria
- Combines fluoride with several forms of calcium phosphate, the building block of tooth enamel for more effective strengthening
As a result, many cavities are prevented before they can become problems.
A Convenient Solution for Everyone
Designed by dentists for patients, CariFree has helped countless children and adults become cavity-free with safe and effective products. From toothpastes to rinses to chewing gum, CariFree has something to fit everyone’s lifestyle. Dr. Polley will help you choose the product that’s right for your smile.