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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
Dec
29

5 New Year’s Resolutions for Your CAMBRA Program

written by CariFree

If you already incorporate CAMBRA into your daily practice, BRAVO! It is not always easy to change the way we think about treating people. However, if we truly want to treat people better CAMBRA offers a streamlined protocol to do just that. That being said, there are always things we can improve. Here are 10 […]

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Category: Miscellaneous
Dec
15

CariFree Gives Back: Sacramento

written by CariFree

Thank you CariFree for your generous donation of CTx3 fluoride mouth rinse, CTx2 xylitol gum and educational materials. Your donation was a great asset to our community outreach project, implemented as part of our Community Dental Health class in the Sacramento City College Dental Hygiene Program. For our project, we provided outreach to a group […]

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Sep
1

This should be #1 on your back-to-school list

written by CariFree

As parents and children scurry to get ready for the new school year; purchasing new clothes, gathering school supplies and filling lunch-boxes, there is something else often overlooked that will have a greater impact on school success than a new pair of jeans. Oral health. By the time children enter first grade over 50% of […]

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Jun
30

Dental Insurance and CAMBRA Part III: The Truth

written by CariFree

We have been discussing myths surrounding dental insurance, if you missed it, go HERE and HERE to catch up.   The truth is that dental insurance is a product, and what type of procedures covered and the limitations of coverage are bundled into different “policies” or packages, which are then sold to employers or individuals. […]

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Jun
9

3 Real Reasons Dental Teams Love CariFree

written by CariFree

Simple, effective and attractive to patients CariFree gives us the confidence to tell our patients that we offer the state-of-the-art in cavity prevention. The simplicity of the CariFree system gives our hygienists and team members the confidence they need to recommend it every time. We all know that CAMBRA works, but until CariFree there was […]

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Jun
2

UCSF sets example by limiting access to sugary drinks

written by CariFree

A recent announcement by UCSF outlines research behind their decision to remove the option to purchase sugar filled drinks on campus. From the article: UCSF and its affiliated hospitals are among more than 30 health systems nationwide that have begun to eliminate the sale of sugary beverages on campus in response to the growing evidence of their […]

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Category: Miscellaneous
May
19

DIY Dentistry: Innocent Craze or Just Plain Crazy?

written by CariFree

The do it yourself (DIY) craze of refurbishing furniture and creating millions of things out of mason jars has also crept into the dental world. With the social sharing of ideas on sites like Pinterest, patients have access to limitless DIY solutions to all of their dental ailments. In Britain, 1 in 5 people say they […]

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Category: Miscellaneous
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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Mar
24

Managing the #1 Disease Worldwide with Dr. Kutsch and Gary Takacs

written by CariFree

I had a great interview with Gary Takacs on his Thriving Dentist show. We discussed dental caries being the number one disease afflicting mankind. It is a global pandemic. Here we are in the US, one of the most privileged countries in the world and we are still dealing with serious decay rates in our young children, seniors, […]

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