Research shows that cavities are caused by a bacterial infection/imbalance known as caries. This imbalance occurs when the risk factors for disease outweigh the protective factors for health. By understanding what causes an imbalance of the oral environment and making adjustments, the disease can be controlled and your incidence of cavities can either be reduced or eliminated.

The test Dr. Whipple and his staff perform is a simple swab of the tooth surfaces and it can determine what your risk factors are for getting new cavities in the future. Using the CariFree program, developed in Albany, OR by a friend of Dr. Whipple, our dental team uses this advanced cavity fighting system to reduce and eliminate the factors associated with cavities. There are several easy treatment options we can discuss to reduce these risk factors and reduce or eliminate your risk of new cavities in the future.

Please contact us if you have any questions.