At Charlotte Center for Cosmetic Dentistry, we are committed to providing our patients the best overall care possible. In pursuit of this goal, we partner with a company called CariFree, from whom we obtain state-of-the-art products to help us diagnose and treat you better. We believe in complete dental care for the best overall oral health and use a system called CAMBRA (Caries Management By Risk Assessment) to assess health and prescribe a wide range of resources for our patients.
What are Caries?
Dental caries are the professional term for tooth decay. In their initial stage, caries look like white spots on the teeth that can’t be brushed away. At this stage, caries can be treated and prevented through non-invasive methods, such as ICON or MI-Paste. As caries progress, they become visible holes which get larger when left untreated. We provide a number of treatments for caries, including fillings and crowns.
Total Health Approach
Patients with dry mouth and those who are prone to recurrent caries benefit from our total health system. Using the CariScreen Caries Susceptibility Meter, we can assess caries risk through analyzing the patient’s oral bacteria. Certain bacteria have been proven to correlate with risk for caries and through analysis we can identify if the patient has a large number of these bacteria. We also use a Caries Risk Assessment Form, through which we can determine if a patient is at high risk for caries and formulate a plan to help prevent them.
Patients with dry mouth are particularly susceptible to caries. This is because saliva plays a large role in keeping teeth healthy through balancing pH in the mouth, supporting the remineralization of teeth, and protecting the body from microbes. When patients have dry mouth, the role saliva plays is reduced and the teeth are at a higher risk for decay. Dry mouth can be caused by stress, poor diet, age, heredity, disease, and medications and is more common in women than men. Here at Charlotte Center for Cosmetic Dentistry, Dr. Broome keeps an eye out for patients with dry mouth and will work with them to keep their mouths healthy.
Contact Charlotte Center for Cosmetic Dentistry
If you think you may be at risk for dental caries, don’t hesitate to get checked out by Dr. Broome. Our total health approach ensures that you will receive the best care possible. To make your appointment, please call 704.364.4711 today!
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Such a great vibe with a supportive environment including but not limited to a wealth of knowledge, expert customer service and compassion for the service provided. I was treated like a great friend of the family while visiting the office for consultation.
Everyone is really friendly and glad to answer a million questions (because that’s about how many I asked). The environment is comfy, even as someone who hates the dentist office this experience was pretty pleasant for me.
Dr. Broome and his staff are personable and professional. They are genuinely concerned about creating a pleasant and comfortable environment for you at each visit. Everyone in the office is experienced and knowledgeable. They were highly recommended to me and exceeded all my expectations! Whether your goals are to improve or maintain your dental care, have dental work performed and without fear or seek cosmetic dentistry, you will not be disappointed with Dr. Broome and his great staff!
The comfort and care that is extended to the patient tops the charts. I couldn’t ask for a better place to go for dental care. Exceptional one on one during your first visit. I will recommend this practice to all of my friends.
Dr. Broome is exceptional – he is very detailed oriented, genuinely cares and has always put my needs at the forefront of every visit! The staff is amazing. I find them to be personable, courteous, friendly and extremely professional!! Everyone makes you feel comfortable and takes a personal interest in you. I highly recommend Dr. Broome and his staff for any dental needs that you have!
From the moment you step in the door you are completely at ease. Dr. Broome and his staff are so patient and listen to all of your worries and concerns. They answer any questions and explain the entire process in detail. This has been the most amazing dental experience I have ever had
Dr. Broome and his staff are amazing at what they do! I had four of my teeth replaced with implants after I was in an accident, and they look amazing! I could not be happier with the work and service I received!
I needed a ton of “help” because of how long I let dental problems slide. They came up with a plan that took finances and my own comfort into account. Now, I smile in public. I speak clearer because I am not subconsciously hiding my teeth. I eat better, because now I can. My overall health is better as a result and that is showing in my everyday life.
Dr Broome and his team pay close attention to detail and make every effort to make their patients as comfortable as possible.Dr Broome is constantly getting educated on the cutting edge techniques and innovations in dentistry. They take excellent care of me!
The perfect environment for dental services. The super friendly and professional staff make you feel at ease. They always have the newest technology to make treatments and maintenance easy. I have been going here for many years and highly recommend them!
I cracked a tooth yesterday and when I was told I needed a crown I just wanted to run. I was expecting some pain or discomfort but absolutely none! I simply relaxed and enjoyed the headphones with spa music, warm blanket, comfy dental chair and absolutely fantastic dental team!
Thank you Dr. Broom and his staff! I am overwhelmed by your compassion, care and amazing talent! Special thanks to Laney, you have “held” my hand every step of the way. Heather my heartfelt thanks for your amazing and loving care!
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