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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
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
Jul
8

When was the last time you flossed your child’s teeth?

written by CariFree

“Nearly half of American parents say their child’s teeth have never been flossed” is the title of an article recently published in Dentistry IQ.  As a hygienist, this title caught my attention.  Never been flossed?  According to the article, only 22% of American parents report their child’s teeth are flossed on a daily basis. The […]

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Jul
1

Donna’s Story

written by CariFree

I received a very nice hand-written letter from Donna today.  Donna is one of our delightful CariFree patients who had previously called us to share her story.  Her story is another example of how the CTx product line is not only beneficial for patients with caries but those struggling with periodontal disease (gum disease) as […]

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Jun
3

Before you start that new diet…

written by CariFree

With bathing suit season quickly approaching, many of us are trying to shed a few pounds before bearing it all at the pool.  With so many different theories and diet plans out there it may seem challenging to find the right one.  I’ll be the first to say I haven’t quite mastered that myself yet […]

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Category: CAMBRA, Caries
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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Mar
18

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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