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Nov
11

Do you selfie?

written by CariFree

    Some of the most entertaining photos on the internet are people taking selfies at the dentist. Celebrities do it, regular people do it, and most of the time the images are absolutely epic. Ranging in emotion from sheer terror to happy-gas-giddy, dental selfies seem to encompass the range of emotion one can experience […]

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Category: Miscellaneous
Oct
7

Make money and prevent cavities? Sold!

written by CariFree

As Halloween approaches many dentist offices begin planning ways to help their patients avoid eating pounds and pounds of sugar.  Many provide educational materials, encourage handing out things like play doh instead of taffy and the like.  What you may not know is many dental teams take the time of year so seriously they are […]

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Category: Miscellaneous
Jul
29

Some good news today

written by CariFree

In June I was privileged to be part of a team of doctors, dentists, pharmacists, nurses and students that traveled to the Dominican Republic to provide services for the refugee Haitian population.  Haiti is one of the poorest countries in the Americas, with virtually no infrastructure or natural resources to support its population.   Many people […]

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May
20

All bottled water NOT created equal

written by CariFree

Do you drink bottled water?  According to the Natural Resources Defense Council, more than half of all Americans drink bottled water and about a third of the public consumes it regularly.  Bottled water sales have tripled in the past 10 years, to about $4 billion a year. It’s apparent that as Americans, we like our […]

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Apr
18

How awful is your dental insurance?

written by CariFree

With so much talk about the future of our nation’s healthcare in the news, with new rules and deadlines and things to consider, it has sparked a great deal of controversy.  I even read an article the other day titled Why American dental insurance is so unspeakably awful. In the article, author Terrance Heath observes […]

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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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Mar
11

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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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
18

Contest Winner!

written by CariFree

Congratulations to Amy Vanek , the winner of the first Kiss and Tell blog contest!  Amy will be receiving a CariFree prize pack valued at $50 for entering the story of her first kiss.  Thank you to all who submitted your first kiss stories!  For those of you who didn’t get a chance to read about […]

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