Townie® Poll

Caries

Poll conducted from 11/25/2011 To 12/23/2011

In addition to bacteria and sugars, do you discuss pH changes related to caries with your patients?
465 total votes
80%
a. Yes
20%
b. No
Do you check saliva for…
409 total votes
2%
a. pH
7%
b. Flow rate
17%
c. Flow volume
7%
d. All three
67%
e. I do not check saliva
Does your employer expect you to check for caries?
408 total votes
88%
a. Yes
12%
b. No
What do you use to detect caries risk?
406 total votes
13%
a. Diagnodent
0%
b. Inspektor Pro
0%
c. Neks D-Carie
0%
d. CariFree
20%
e. Air and light
59%
f. Sharp explorer
6%
g. Other
Do you review the radiographs for caries activity?
406 total votes
97%
a. Yes
3%
b. No
Have you noticed an increase in caries due to fizzy drink consumption?
399 total votes
78%
a. Yes
22%
b. No
Have you noticed an increase in caries due to sour acid candy consumption?
393 total votes
63%
a. Yes
37%
b. No
Have you noticed a change in enamel luster in those eating sour acid candies?
392 total votes
64%
a. Yes
36%
b. No
Does your practice follow the CAMBRA protocol for caries risk assessment?
404 total votes
26%
a. Yes
40%
b. No
34%
c. I don’t know what CAMBRA is
Just guessing, what percent of patients in your practice are caries-free (have never had caries or a filling)?
403 total votes
75%
a. Less than 10 percent
20%
b. 10 to 25 percent
4%
c. 26 to 33 percent
1%
d. 34 to 40 percent
0%
e. More than 40 percent
Does your practice use air abrasion?
397 total votes
31%
a. Yes
69%
b. No
Does your office still use amalgam?
400 total votes
48%
a. Yes
52%
b. No
Does your office provide preventive resin restoration instead of sealants?
401 total votes
22%
a. Yes
35%
b. No
43%
c. Sometimes
Does your practice offer remineralization therapy to reverse early signs of caries?
400 total votes
72%
a. Yes
28%
b. No
What do you typically recommend for remineralization?
0 total votes

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