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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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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
4

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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Feb
27

CariFree product review

written by CariFree

I received an email from blog reader Mandy T. asking about the CariFree CTx4 1100 Gel.  Her dentist recommended she start using it and wanted to know how it’s different from her current toothpaste. Great question, Mandy!   What is it? The CTx4 Gel 1100 is a toothpaste replacement gel.  This means you would use […]

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Feb
4

Before that first slice of chocolate cake…

written by CariFree

Before she gave birth to her precious baby boy last August, a good friend of mine came to me and asked what she should do to prevent her baby from getting cavities.  “My husband and I both have such terrible teeth, I don’t want my baby to have the same bad luck we’ve had,” she […]

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Jan
21

The #1 question you should STOP asking your dentist to save money

written by CariFree

“We have a problem” is never something you want to hear, especially when it’s coming from your mechanic.  I learned this the hard way after my appointment for a tire rotation took much longer than expected.  It was nearly 45-minutes past the agreed upon end time and I began to wonder what the holdup was.  […]

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Jan
14

Her name was Finley

written by CariFree

By now perhaps you have heard her name.  Finley Boyle was an adorable 3-year-old Hawaiian girl whose toothache turned to tragedy last month.  Finley failed to regain consciousness after undergoing a dental procedure requiring general anesthesia.  The incident took place at Island Dentistry on Kailua, Hawaii.  Sadly, little Finley passed away on January 3rd after […]

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Dec
31

It’s Resolution Time!

written by CariFree

                          Can you believe 2014 is just around the corner?  For an estimated 40% of Americans, that also means New Year’s resolutions are about to be made.  While working as a hygienist, I always enjoyed asking my patients about their New Year’s resolutions.  […]

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