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Sep
30

Your (unofficial) Pumpkin Spice Latte pH Test

written by CariFree

It’s that time of year! Cooler temps, changing leaves and Starbucks pumpkin spice latte (or #PSL if you are under the age of 30) The drink is celebrating its 10th year and we thought it was apropos to do an unofficial but science-y pH test. We took 3 variations of the beverage and tested them […]

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Sep
23

S. Mutans vaccination, will it work?

written by CariFree

C3 Jian, Inc., a private company focused on providing improved oral healthcare, announced today that it has successfully completed the initial Phase 2 Clinical Trial for its novel drug, C16G2. The Company’s drug targets the specific elimination of Streptococcus mutans, the acid producing bacterium associated with dental caries or tooth decay. See the entire article […]

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Category: Education, Opinion
Sep
16

What everyone ought to know about SLS

written by CariFree

I have received a lot of questions from colleagues and patients about Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) over the years.  I know there is a strong belief that SLS is not recommended for xerostomic patients, but in my opinion that is not supported by the literature. In fact, the only clinical study of SLS and xerostomia […]

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Category: Education, Opinion
Sep
11

The secret to successful CTx4 Treatment Rinse acceptance

written by CariFree

We get a lot of feedback from dental teams and patients about the CTx4 Treatment Rinse.  The concern is always about one thing: the intense taste.  So, we decided to let you in on the secret to successful CTx4 Treatment Rinse acceptance. Inoculation. That is right. The best way to set someone up for success is to be […]

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Sep
2

Here is a method that is helping dentists get real with patients

written by CariFree

Demineralization, or loss of tooth material begins at a pH of 5.5. How does your drink measure up?  While we can’t expect our patients to stop drinking their favorite beverages cold turkey we can give them options of better choices AND provide options for protection should they choose that route.  Here is a resource many offices have […]

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Category: Education