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Caries Management by Risk Assessment (CAMBRA) is being performed by dentists in the same way your MD evaluates risk factors to prevent heart disease. Have you had 3 or more cavities in the last year? Do you have a high intake of acidic or carbonated beverages? Do you snack frequently? Are you taking medications that cause your mouth to be dry?
Evaluation of these and similar factors help dentists assess what your risk levels are for developing new cavities. Once they have an accurate assessment, treatment protocols can be implemented that will help lower the risk for developing new decay in the future.
To learn more, ask your dentist about CAMBRA.