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Mar
21

Bacterial Activity in Active Carious Lesion vs Sound Surfaces

written by CariFree

When we take a look at the way a patient’s biofilm impacts their caries risk, we are learning more and more every day. We know that patients with either too much plaque or an overly-active biofilm are at higher risk, but what do we know about individual species of bacteria and how they play a […]

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Category: Education
Mar
14

Sugar Consumption Recommendations Based on Low-Quality Evidence?

written by CariFree

This study we found interesting. It determined the recommendations given to the public from governmental agencies and various medical communities on sugar intake did not meet the criteria for trustworthy recommendations and are based on low-quality evidence. ┬áNow, that does not mean that recommending limiting sugar intake is wrong, simply that the recommendations being provided […]

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Category: Education
Mar
8

Does Breast Feeding Increase Dental Caries Risk in Children?

written by CariFree

Have you ever been asked if breastfeeding increases a child’s risk of decay? This study (of 63 papers) points out that up to 12 months breastfeeding does not contribute to decay risk, but might actually offer some protection for the child. It makes sense that nature would not set the child up for decay, but […]

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Category: Education
Mar
1

Low BMI and Dental Caries Risk

written by CariFree

There have been a number of studies conducted over the past 10 years looking at the correlation between Dental Caries risk and high BMI. These studies (basically) conclude that high BMI correlates to higher Caries Risk; in general children with high BMI consume more carbohydrate and sugar than their normal BMI counterparts. What is interesting […]

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Category: Education