Dr. Meghna Dassani of Clear Lake leads her community to a healthier future.
Clear Lake, TX (PRWEB) – According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), dental caries (cavities) is an epidemic in the United States; and although it is largely preventable, it remains the most common chronic disease of children aged 5 to 17 years — 4 times more common than asthma. Dr. Meghna Dassani of Dassani Dentistry decided it was time to offer her patients something different. Instead of offering the tired ‘brush and floss’ advice, her patients can look forward to a program built on a new model of health: the Caries Free Zone.
“It is time for something new,” says Dr. Meghna Dassani. “We have been telling the same story of cavities for years, and it is obviously not working. Here at Dassani Dentistry, we have decided to elevate the conversation with our patients. Patients are smart and there is no reason to oversimplify this complex biofilm disease any longer.” With the launching of a Caries Free Zone in office, Dr. Meghna Dassani will not only change the content of the conversation about dental decay, but also change the approach they take with patients. The process now includes a comprehensive risk assessment where the patient is a mutual expert during the caries risk conversation. Dassani states, “It is not always diet or hygiene related, and we need to start discussing other risk factors like medication, saliva flow, presence of oral appliances, and current bacterial challenge.
Dassani explains, “The ultimate goal is to bring each and every patient into a low to moderate risk category and keep them there long term. If we can do that, we can start to create a truly cavity free patient base. All of our patients that follow through with our new program will be initiated into our Caries Free Zone and represent the future of oral health in our practice and community. This disease is absolutely preventable, and it is time for us to take the lead in reframing how we co-manage the treatment and ultimately, prevention of dental caries.”
Source: PRWeb http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/12/prweb11397662.htm