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Mar
29

Dental Caries Treatment with Antimicrobials

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Dental Caries and Antimicrobials John D. Featherstone,┬áKim Kutsch, DMD   Dental caries is a dysbiotic biofilm disease that is characterized by prolonged periods of low pH in the mouth that results in net mineral loss from the teeth. There are many documented risk factors that play a role in this disease. These risk factors include […]

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Category: Education
Mar
22

Why did these Ancient Romans have perfect teeth?

written by CariFree

Amazing information about Ancient Romans who died in Pompeii is surfacing. Researchers in Italy are performing CAT scans on the ancient remains, cast in plaster. The information from the 86 victims are revealing information about “…their age, sex, what they ate, what diseases they had and what class of society they belonged to,” Massimo Osanna, […]

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Category: Education
Mar
15

How do real patients respond to CariFree?

written by CariFree

We talk to a lot of dental professionals — a LOT. If they are new to our systems and products, one of the biggest hesitations they share is they don’t know how their patients will respond to the idea of CAMBRA. We thought we would take a moment to share some common concerns and some […]

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Mar
8

Restoration Strategies and the Risk of Recurring Decay

written by CariFree

Last week we discussed whether anticaries treatment or restoration of lesions should come first. If you missed it, check it out here.   The restorative material of choice becomes the next issue. For high/extreme risk patients, placing expensive final restorative materials such as crowns, veneers, or final composites at the time of initially removing the […]

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Category: Education
Mar
1

Which comes first, restoration or treatment?

written by CariFree

Dental caries is a disease that leads to net mineral loss of the teeth and, in many instances, cavitation and lesions of the teeth. Early mineral loss will display as white spot lesions, and more advanced mineral loss will present as cavitated lesions. The research is clear that noncavitated or white spot lesions need not […]

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Category: Education