Have you been CariScreened?

written by CariFree

Imagine that you just went to the doctor for your annual physical exam.  While you were there, your height, weight, and blood pressure were recorded and you likely had a blood test done.  The doctor listened to your heart and looked through your chart.  Your blood pressure is higher than normal, and your blood test […]

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Do you trust your dentist? Part 2

written by CariFree

Thank you Jean and Jim for your responses to last week’s question, “Do you trust your dentist?”  One of you said yes, and the other no.  You both had completely valid reasoning behind your responses! Hopefully many of you can relate to Jim who has found a great dentist, Dr. Hong.  His dentist has mastered […]

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Open Forum: Do you trust your dentist?

written by CariFree

While browsing online dental articles, I came across various forums with people asking others if they trust their dentist and how to spot potential red flags.  They were sharing stories of both positive and negative dental experiences.  It made me wonder, how much do we trust the opinions of medical professionals? If your dentist tells […]

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Are you one of the 47%?

written by CariFree

The American Academy of Periodontology recently published an article on perio.org discussing a study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention showing that nearly half of American adults suffer from gum disease.   What is gum disease?  Gum disease, also known as gingivitis, periodontitis or periodontal disease is inflammation of the gums and tissues […]

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