Todd P. Briscoe DDS | 7833 Saint Joe Center Rd | Fort Wayne | IN 46835
New Patients
855.978.4545
Current Patients
260.486.9950
New Patients: 855.978.4545 | Current Patients: 260.486.9950

CariFree

CariFree

Personalized Cavity Prevention with CariFree

Risk Identification and Treatment

As dentists, we are concerned with prevention of cavities and educate our patients about the consequences of dental caries and the importance of home care and regular dental checkups. But we didn’t have an industry-wide system to help us determine what risk factors each patient has that could contribute to caries development, such as:

  • Frequent snacking or sipping can produce acids that wear down your teeth and their resistance to caries
  • Medications or health conditions that cause dry mouth and a lack of saliva that helps to wash away food and plaque, and helps counter the acidic effect of some foods and drinks.
  • Eating disorders such as anorexia and bulimia can cause tooth erosion and cavities.

These are just a few of the factors that can increase your risk for caries. By discovering how many of the known risk factors you have, and the level of risk for each factor, we can now get a complete, detailed analysis of what your individual risk is for cavities, and how we (you and us) can best prevent and treat cavities.

The CariFree system uses a small sample of saliva to analyze what types of cavity-causing bacteria are in your mouth. When we have that information, we can recommend preventive options such as dietary change, pit & fissure sealants, fluoride treatments, or at-home treatments, among others.

Do you feel as if you’re more prone to cavities than other people? At our dental office in Ft. Wayne, we can help confirm your risk of cavities, and help create a prevention plan that’s custom-designed for you.

August 27, 2017

Vacation Week

Dr. Briscoe, Amy, Benji, Kelley, Liz, Lori, Sarah & Teri have taken this week (8/28 thru 9/1) off so they can recharge their batteries.  They will come back renewed and ready for you. Have a safe Holiday Weekend.

June 28, 2017

July Fourth!

When searching for ideas regarding July Fourth and Independence day for the United States, it was a little daunting.  However, Mr. Adlai Stevenson seemed to sum it up well: ” When an American says that he loves his country, he means not only that he loves the New England hills,… Read More…

April 04, 2017

Spring Break Hours

Spring Break Week:  We will be closed Wednesday and Thursday (April 5 & 6) so that the Briscoe Dentistry Team can have some time off with their families.  Dr. Briscoe will be available in case of an emergency – just call the office! We hope you enjoy the week off with… Read More…

7833 Saint Joe Center Rd | Fort Wayne | IN 46835 | Call Today! 260.486.9950
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