Dental Cavities: Symptoms, Treatment, and Prevention | CariFree

It’s Time for a Different Approach

Cavities (dental caries) are caused by a bacterial imbalance in your mouth, and when dentists drill and fill cavities, they are only treating the result of the infection, not the imbalance itself—and the decay returns. While brushing and flossing can reduce bacteria, neither alters the current acidic bacterial balance in your mouth and you continue to get cavities. CariFree pH elevated products change the chemical balance of your mouth and are scientifically proven to prevent cavities.

It’s time to break the cycle of decay!

What causes cavities?

  • Poor oral hygiene
  • Bacterial imbalance
  • Improper nutrition
  • Dry mouth issues
  • Genetics and age

How do I know if I have a cavity?

  • Persistent toothache and pain
  • Bad breath or bad taste in mouth
  • Pain when chewing
  • Increased sensitivity to temperature
  • Dark spots on teeth or discoloration

Common Questions About Cavities:

Can cavity risk really be measured?

Yes, using simple, quantifiable diagnostic criteria, your CAMBRA dentist can classify your risk and help you build a treatment plan specific to your oral health needs.

Is it possible for a decayed tooth to heal by itself?

Nope. A cavity is an infection that will never heal on its own and the longer you wait for treatment the risk increases for the infection to spread into the pulp and damage the structure of the tooth.

What are some common risk factors for cavities?

Bacterial biofilm imbalance, dry mouth or saliva, medications that cause dry mouth, sugary drinks and snacks, and poor home care are all common risk factors.

CariFree Products to Prevent Decay

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What Patients Are Saying
“My wife and I have been using CTX4 for a year. I was put off by the price, but I realized it's less expensive than having a dentist fill cavities.”
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How CariFree is Different

CariFree products can help interrupt the disease process a number of ways, preventing the cavities from ever forming. The unique pH correcting formula of CariFree products helps make the oral environment unfavorable for acid-loving, caries causing bacteria. The high pH from the CariFree system also protects tooth enamel from having minerals dissolved away in acidic conditions. The products contain nano hydroxyapatite which the teeth can use to repair missing minerals from the enamel, particularly in the high pH environment the products create. Xylitol, a natural, non-nutritive sweetener, has several dental benefits. It makes bacteria less able to stick together in a tough to remove biofilm. Caries causing bacteria also eat the xylitol but cannot use it for energy or to reproduce. So, the bacteria starve to death while eating xylitol.

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