Caries Risk Assessment

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Caries Risk Assessment
(Caries = Cavities = Decay)

   □ Decay on radiographs

   □ White/brown spots on smooth tooth surfaces

   □ Multiple restorations

   □ Decay watch areas clinically noted

   □ Exposed roots

   □ Saliva flow inadequate (increase in medications)

   □ Visible plaque present on teeth

   □ Orthodontic brackets present

   □ Poor diet (excessive carbohydrates/sugars)

   □ Frequent snacking

   □ Excessive soda, juice drinks, or Gatorade type sport drinks

   □ Excessive coffee/tea usage

Extreme Risk High Risk Moderate Risk Low Risk

John F. Carpenter, DMD, MAGD
272 Quassaick Ave., New Windsor, NY 12553
845-561-2330


Recommendations to Limit Caries
(Caries = Cavities = Decay)

  • Improve diet, limit snacking
  • Decrease use of soda, juice, ice tea or Gatorade type sport drinks.
  • Drink more water instead
  • Decrease use of coffee/tea
  • Brush 3 times daily and clean between your teeth once daily.
  • Chlorhexidine rinse (use for 1 week per month)
  • Chew sugar free gum with Ca/PO4 (e.g. Trident XTRA CARE) or Xylitol (e.g. Ice Breakers Cubes). Chew after meals.
  • Fluoride treatments at office
  • Fluoride mouthwash (e.g. ACT mouthwash)
  • Prevident 5000+ toothpaste (prescription)

John F. Carpenter, DMD, MAGD
272 Quassaick Ave., New Windsor, NY 12553
845-561-2330