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Dr. John Featherstone of University of California, San Francisco School of Dentistry introduced the concept of the Caries Balance in 2002. The concept is that dental health can be viewed as a balance of healthy or protective factors and disease or pathogenic factors. He further modified this model based on his clinical research to include disease indicators. His risk assessment method has been validated in clinical trials and has been adopted with his permission by CariFree.
What's the truth?
Cavities are caused by an imbalance between risk factors for the disease and protective factors keeping you healthy.
Why should I care?
Based on your assessment and balance, your dental professional may recommend a grouping of products (kit) appropriate for your level of risk. Other protective factors may include the modification of risk factors, an effective diet, and regular check-ups.