We’re honored and proud to have Dr. Paul Keelan’s workplace as a long-time CariFree buyer. We hope their reflection on the success and obstacles of their program will show you how to with your personal journey to your sufferers changing into cavity-free!
What’s your why? Why is a caries prevention program necessary to you and your workforce?
As a workforce we would like to have the ability to go above and past for our sufferers. We needed a product that might function a wonderful adjunct to our robust core of stopping and addressing decay in addition to work with our sufferers which can be dealing with points with gum illness. As a result of the components in CariFree merchandise deal with each, it was a no brainer so as to add it to our workplace.
What has been your largest workforce/workplace success with this system?
General discount in our sufferers who’re at a excessive threat of decay. Much less bleeding and enchancment in periodontal charting measurements.
What has been your largest affected person success with the merchandise?
We have now many sufferers who first got here to us with many areas of decay which have since stabilized and been capable of keep cavity-free and/or decrease threat because of the CariFree product. We have now seen a beautiful enchancment in our periodontal sufferers as properly, with much less bleeding and general enchancment since finishing their periodontal remedy.
Phrases of knowledge: If somebody is on the fence about utilizing CariFree, what would you inform them?
In case your workplace is on the lookout for an important product that covers lots of the frequent problem’s sufferers face each day, CariFree is nice. It’s a versatile product that works properly for lots of the completely different concern’s sufferers face. We have now had success with the product and extremely suggest it to anybody who’s on the lookout for methods to assist sufferers of their workplace.
How do you clarify caries prevention to a affected person in a manner that’s simple for them to grasp and implement into their every day life?
There are a large number of things that go into caries prevention. Not each affected person is similar, some sufferers have a extra acidic surroundings of their mouths, poor dietary habits, and/or poor oral hygiene habits so we as suppliers should take a look at the larger image. First, we all the time focus on oral hygiene habits, how usually they’re brushing and flossing and when the final time they visited the dentist. Subsequent, we all the time focus on consuming habits. How a lot pop are they consuming, how regularly all through the day they’re consuming this in addition to the rest they’re consuming or ingesting. As soon as the knowledge is gathered, we stress brushing twice per day and flossing no less than as soon as per day. Focus on consuming much less sugary or acidic meals or suggest that they eat a majority of these meals with their meals or with a glass of water. If the sufferers are doing properly in each the consuming and oral hygiene habits, then we have to take a look at the kind of micro organism they could have of their mouth. In our workplace that is the place we might focus on utilizing the CTx4 Treatment Rinse and/or CTx4 Gel 5000. We might clarify how the completely different parts within the toothpaste and rinse can result in much less decay.
In case you needed to describe your program to somebody who had by no means heard of CariFree earlier than, what would you inform them?
CariFree merchandise are a gaggle of rinses, toothpastes, and adjunct oral hygiene aides to assist with sufferers who’re a excessive decay threat. They use completely different parts akin to prescription power fluoride, xylitol, pH neutralizers, and different parts to assist to kill micro organism. They provide a toothpaste, a treatment rinse to make use of on a short-term foundation, a maintenance rinse to make use of every day, gum/lollipops, fluoride for in workplace use and a spray for sufferers with dry mouth. In our workplace we additionally use the merchandise to fight towards periodontal illness as properly, lots of the micro organism that the merchandise goal can be seen in sufferers with lively periodontal illness.
What’s the largest problem you face together with your program and what did you do to beat that problem?
I’d say the most important problem is the additional price. We attempt to focus on how the profit far outweighs any further price. We additionally hold our price as little as we are able to. We all the time point out that the price of the merchandise is best than the price of a 1 floor restoration.
Do you’ve any recommendations on implementing the merchandise which have helped or not it’s the success it’s as we speak?
In our workplace we use the merchandise for each excessive decay threat sufferers and sufferers with gingivitis or periodontal illness. We have now created our personal system the place we suggest the affected person use the CTx4 Treatment Rinse with the CTx4 Gel 5000 when beginning periodontal remedy or gingivitis remedy. Each affected person that’s recognized with periodontal illness or gingivitis is obtainable the rinses at the side of their remedy and despatched house with it initially of that remedy. We additionally provide on the minimal the 5000 gel to any affected person who has 2 or extra lively areas of decay, these with recession, sufferers with sensitivity and clearly sufferers who’re extra liable to decay or decay inflicting behaviors. The rinse can be utilized in these sufferers particularly when beginning their restorative work and all through their remedy.