Westlake Village Family & Cosmetic Dentistry

Philip Shindler, DDS

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(805) 409-2970
We are open two Saturdays per month!

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Our New Address is:

30200 Agoura Rd. Suite 180
Agoura Hills, CA 91301
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CariFree

CariFreeCarifree is a revolutionary product that may help reduce the incidence of tooth decay up to 85 percent and keep teeth healthier for life. Dr. Shindler, an expert in CariFree in Westlake Village, offers extensive treatment options including CariFree to help patients enjoy better dental health and an attractive smile for life.

Oral bacteria are the underlying cause of cavities. They live in a biofilm on the teeth. This biofilm is made of saliva, plaque and organic debris that offer bacteria the ideal breeding ground. When food is eaten, the bacteria metabolize the sugars and form acidic byproducts that reduce the overall pH of the mouth.

Normally, the mouth is balanced to promote healthy remineralization of the dental enamel, but when oral pH levels are changed due to bacterial activity, the balance between demineralization and remineralization is changed. The enamel of the teeth can begin to demineralize, or break down, and if this demineralization process continues unchecked, a cavity will form.


CariFree Westlake Village

Dr. Shindler, expert in CariFree in Westlake Village, assesses each patient’s risk factors in order to develop a personalized approach towards preventing tooth decay. Brushing and flossing have long been the best way to keep bacteria levels under control and reduce the risk of tooth decay, but Dr. Shindler, Westlake Village CariFree expert, encourages patients to address the nature and pH balance of the biofilm that can allow patients to attack cavities at their source.

CariFree is designed so that our Westlake Village CariFree expert can test for and treat the oral bacteria that cause tooth decay. This multi-pronged approach promotes healthier pH balance to remineralize the enamel of the teeth while encouraging positive bacterial colonization.

Xylitol products have been used since World War II. While initially used as a sugar substitute when sugar could not be imported, researchers noted that children who had been exposed to the Xylitol had fewer cavities and stronger enamel. Today, Xylitol used several times a day with a treatment or maintenance risk can help reduce the risk of caries.

Patients who would like to learn more about this revolutionary treatment approach should contact Dr. Schindler, dentist in Westlake Village, to schedule their appointments.