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Oct
29

4 easy ways to talk about the CariScreen Meter with patients

written by CariFree

You asked, we answered! CariFree Customer Linda H., RDA asks, “I love educating my patients using the CariScreen Meter, but sometimes I feel like the conversation falls flat.  How do you recommend explaining this test to patients?”   1. Nicole Howard, CAMBRA Specialist, says, “The CariScreen is an important tool we use to help determine […]

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Category: Education, Products
Oct
21

When taking a risk pays off

written by CariFree

 We are taking a break from our protective factors series to share a letter we received this week. We hope you enjoy it and can find it encouraging! My patient is a 68 year old gentleman with the worst xerostomia our practice has ever encountered. He is on a laundry list of medications, including antidepressants […]

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Category: Patient Story
Oct
14

The secret to replacing unhealthy microbes in the biofilm

written by CariFree

We are continuing our series on protective factors by considering an interesting study.  The researchers asked the question: Can neutralizing a patient’s oral pH be used as a treatment strategy for caries? Here is what they found: In a clinical trial, conducted by the authors, examining the potential of pH neutralization as a caries treatment […]

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Category: Education, Products
Oct
7

Stubborn Patients? Here is a simple way to seduce even the most stubborn to take care of their mouth

written by CariFree

How many times have you talked to patients about their behavior and its negative effects on their oral health?  Probably too many to count. We spend countless hours explaining, presenting, showing pictures and handing out brochures explaining why smoking, a bad diet, and neglecting to floss cause problems, a spiel they have heard a million […]

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