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Oct
28

How to Eat Sugar and Not Get Cavities: 5 Tips

written by CariFree

  Believe it or not, sugar does not cause cavities. The belief that sugar exposure is the direct cause of tooth decay is one of the most widely held myths in dentistry. The truth is, sugar exposure only causes tooth decay when the mouth has an abundance of cavity causing bacteria that can process that […]

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Category: Caries
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
12

5 smile protection hacks for moms

written by CariFree

The other day I was sitting by an obviously over-tired mamma of 2. She had a familiar look in her eye, like she was “one-more-cheerio-on-the-floor “away from a mommy-melt-down.  I felt for her. So I offered to help collapse her stroller and hoist it into her car. She thanked me and said ‘well, that is […]

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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
17

We want to highlight your success story!

written by CariFree

Here at the CariFree headquarters in Albany, Oregon, we love hearing success stories from CariFree patients.  We receive phone calls daily saying “your products have changed my life” and “I had my first cavity free checkup in 20 years thanks to CariFree!” Have a story of your own?  Want to share your success story with […]

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