Dr. Yip and her team believe that caries (decay) can be controlled by behavioral changes and minimally invasive care, not just “drilling and filling.” CAMBRA is a standard of care that involves identifying the cause of caries through individual patient risk assessment and then managing those risk factors.

As part of our ongoing effort to provide you with the best care possible, our office is committed to diagnosing and treating oral conditions, including cavities, as early as possible. Cavities can occur in adults as well as children. Many factors such as previous decay, dry mouth due to medications and/or mouth breathing, or frequent eating and drinking items high in sugar, simple (fermentable) carbohydrates, and/or acid, can put you at higher risk for tooth decay. With early diagnosis and treatment, the damage to your teeth can be minimized. There are new products we can use in the office or you can use at home to better help you win your fight against tooth decay. During your visits to our office, you will be asked a few questions about your oral hygiene habits, food consumption, current health status, and family oral history. This will help us accurately assess your risk for cavities and determine the most appropriate course of treatment for you. Our goal is to help you minimize tooth decay and the need for additional procedures.

Fight tooth decay with proper care.

• Avoid drilling, filling and tooth loss with early detection • Learn to remove plaque by brushing properly without
damaging enamel
• Your dental professional may recommend using:
– A power toothbrush – A special toothpaste – A special oral rinse
• Floss every day to remove plaque between your teeth • Don’t miss appointments with your dental professional
You may also need stronger medicines or more frequent visits to the dental office.
• High-strength fluoride varnishes, gels or rinses applied during your dental office visit can help, even for adults
• Prescription fluoride toothpaste or rinse may need to be used between visits
• Prescription sensitivity toothpaste can be helpful for people with root cavities
• More office visits may be needed to remove plaque and tartar build-up that you are missing at home