Caries Risk Assessment
What is the caries risk assessment?
As part of your regular dental hygiene appointment, we offer a caries risk assessment survey to help identify and minimize any factors that might raise your risk of developing dental decay or caries (cavities). We do this every two years. It takes only a few minutes and involves reviewing a checklist of your dental conditions, medical history items, eating and drinking habits, and at-home protective practices. Factors such as previous cavities, dental appliances, certain medications, and even whether you snack between meals can contribute to your overall caries risk.
Based on your assessment results, we’ll make specific recommendations to address and minimize your caries risk level. It’s our goal to help you reach outstanding overall health through reaching and maintaining your best oral health.