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Jun
14

15 Things Every Pregnant and New Mom Should Know about Dental Care

written by CariFree

Pregnancy causes hormonal changes that increase your risk of developing gum disease, because your oral health can affect the health of your developing baby don’t forget these important tips about staying healthy! After your little bundle of joy joins the world their oral health is in your hands. Know the best ways to ensure a […]

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Category: Bacteria, Xylitol
Oct
28

Do I brush first or rinse first? James Brown has the answer

written by CariFree

Everyday we get calls about how to properly use the CariFree products.  One of the main hang-ups for people is the order of product use.  If you are like most of America, you probably grew up brushing your teeth THEN rinsing with mouthwash.However, with CariFree things are a bit different.  No matter what gel and […]

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Category: Bacteria, CAMBRA, Caries
Sep
16

7 easy ways to beat dry mouth

written by CariFree

If you find your mouth feels dry and sticky during the day and night you may be one of the millions of sufferers of dry mouth. There are many causes of dry mouth, some controllable and some not. No matter the cause, lack of saliva diminishes your body’s natural ability to protect itself against cavities. […]

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Category: Bacteria, Caries, Xylitol
Sep
9

5 drinks NOT to send to school

written by CariFree

School is back in session and that means parents are once again faced with the task of packing school lunches.  Make sure to pack a tooth-friendly lunch this year by avoiding some of the most harmful drinks.  The key to protecting kids’ teeth is to keep drinks above the critical pH point of 5.5.  At […]

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Category: Bacteria, Caries
Sep
3

6 cavity myths busted

written by CariFree

  For years myths about the cause of cavities have been held on to as fact.  Today we set the record straight and give you the truth about decay. MYTH 1: Brushing and flossing are enough to fight decay. FACT: Brushing and flossing alone do not kill the bacteria that are the real cause of […]

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Aug
19

What is the deal with red wine?

written by CariFree

We have noticed somewhat conflicting information about the effects of red wine on oral health. Below are two samples of what we mean.  Red Wine May Have Cavity-Fighting Powers From the article: Red wine may have effects on teeth beyond giving them a funny hue: A new study suggests it could also have potential in warding […]

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Category: Bacteria, CAMBRA, Caries
Aug
5

Gum disease was found where?!?

written by CariFree

New findings while researching the Otzi Iceman shows evidence he suffered from periodontal disease! Repost from: Non-Human DNA Discovered During Biopsy Of Ötzi The Iceman July 16, 2014 | by Janet Fang Read more HERE   Now, a team led by Frank Maixner of EURAC Research in Italy reanalyzed the metagenomic data of the Iceman’s genomic survey (pictured below). They found […]

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Apr
8

Have you been CariScreened? Part 3

written by CariFree

Parts 1 and 2 of Have you been CariScreened have been hypothetical situations.  In true “Kiss and Tell” fashion, in part 3 I am here to share my personal experience with the CariScreen test. As you all know, I am a dental hygienist.  I have a Bachelor’s degree in dental hygiene and worked as a […]

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Apr
1

Have you been CariScreened? Part 2

written by CariFree

Imagine a similar situation to last week’s post, Have you been CariScreened?  You go to the dentist and learn you have two new cavities.  In both scenarios your dentist explains the importance of making an appointment to have your cavities filled.  Except, unlike the dentist in part 1, this time your dentist takes matters a […]

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Mar
25

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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