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Apr
28

What does medication have to do with dental caries?

written by CariFree

Have you ever received a sideways look from a patient when asking about the medications they take? Like, perhaps it is none-of-your-darn-business? Well, it is your-darn-business as thousands of over the counter and prescription drugs have a side effect that is detrimental to your patient’s oral health: dry mouth. Dry mouth contributes to many oral […]

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Category: Education
Apr
14

How to tell if your patient has dry mouth

written by CariFree

Studies have shown that dry mouth affects 20%-46% of the total population.   Saliva is one of our best defenses against the formation of caries. For many, dry mouth can be a significant risk factor. Do you know how to tell if your patient is suffering from dry mouth?  Here are some key questions and […]

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Apr
7

Dr. Kutsch’s Response to the Cochrane Report on Xylitol and Dental Caries

written by CariFree

Dr. Kutsch recently wrote his opinion of the Cochrane Group’s meta analysis of xylitol and dental caries.   From the article: Now fast-forward to 2015, the Cochrane Group, a very well respected organization that takes large groups of studies on a particular topic and pools the data to determine the outcome, did such a meta-analysis on […]

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Category: Opinion