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CAMBRA Dental Monarch Beach – Dental office protects Monarch Beach smiles with CAMBRA evaluations

In the past it was thought that dental caries, or cavities, were the result of poor oral hygiene. While improper care of the teeth can lead to decay, it is not the only cause. Caries can be caused by many other conditions as well. Certain medications can change the pH in the mouth or cause dry mouth, leading to higher amounts of bacteria. A diet that is high in sugar or acidic foods can also cause problems for the teeth. Some habits and even heredity can be factors in increased dental caries.

Your health is our highest priority and your teeth are more important to your overall health than you may think. Your mouth is the first phase in digestion so you need healthy teeth in order to keep your body healthy. CAMBRA stands for “Caries Management by Risk Assessment.” This is an evaluation that can be performed by Dr. Cruz. The evaluation includes a test on your saliva that will tell the pH and acid levels in your mouth. It can also determine if you have an excessive amount of bacteria present in your mouth. Dr. Cruz will also take time to examine your salivary glands to determine if there are any problems. He will talk to you about your usual diet, family history, and any other factors that may influence your risk for dental caries. The appointment will take about 30 minutes, and you will leave with all of the facts and tools that you need to eradicate dental caries in your mouth.

If you have decided to win the battle with tooth decay, then it is time for a CAMBRA evaluation. In one appointment Dr. Cruz of Monarch Beach, will determine your risk for dental caries and help you get on the right path to a healthy smile. Don’t wait. Call today to schedule your CAMBRA evaluation.

Meet Dr. Mark Cruz

Dr. Mark Cruz Dr. Mark Cruz graduated from the UCLA School of Dentistry in 1986 and started his dental journey in Monarch Beach. He is a well-known lecturer internationally, and he was a part-time lecturer at UCLA. He gives individual attention to each patient while creating a friendly and enjoyable dental experience. He makes the patient a part of the dental procedure, educating them about the problem at hand.

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