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Oct
25

The Prescriptive Phase: pH as Therapeutic Strategy

written by CariFree

Why is pH important? We know that long periods of low pH select for acid producing bacteria. Thus, the makeup of the biofilm can shift as a result of the pH of the oral cavity. Additionally, ‘good’ bacteria, if given the right environment (low pH) start behaving like ‘bad’ acid producing bacteria. pH is important […]

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Category: Education
Oct
18

The Prescriptive Phase: Xylitol as a Therapeutic Strategy

written by CariFree

In a previous blog we discussed the first prescriptive phase of caries management: Repair- Discussing remineralization, prevention and restoration and then we took on the first therapeutic strategy: Sodium Hypochlorite. Today we are going to begin the discussion of another therapeutic strategy Dr. Kutsch employs with his patients: Xylitol. Therapeutic Strategies Antimicrobial Xylitol pH strategies Fluoride Nano-HA There […]

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Category: Education
Oct
11

Video Resource: A Healthy Mouth for Your Baby

written by CariFree

This video by the National Institute of Health offers a brief video going over several caries risk factors for infants. While comprehensive, is there anything you would add to the video? There was no mention, for example, of vertical transmission. What do you think of the video? Would your patients watch it? Why or why […]

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Category: Miscellaneous
Oct
4

The Prescriptive Phase: Sodium Hypochlorite as a Therapeutic Strategy

written by CariFree

In a previous blog we discussed the first prescriptive phase of caries management: Repair. Discussing remineralization, prevention and restoration. Today we are going to begin the discussion of therapeutic strategies Dr. Kutsch employs with his patients. His list includes: Therapeutic Strategies Antimicrobial Xylitol pH strategies Fluoride Nano-HA     Today we will begin with Antimicrobials.   […]

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Category: Education