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Feb
7

Science Update Series: Saliva, Dental Caries and Periodontal Disease

written by CariFree

It was an interesting year in Dental Caries research. For this update series we started with about 100 articles, and pared it down to 50 that we believe broaden our knowledge and will help us better diagnose and treat our patients. Over the next several weeks we will walk through the research, feel free to […]

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Category: Education
Nov
22

What About Behavioral Strategies?

written by CariFree

We have covered our therapeutic strategies, so now we wanted to move into the behavioral strategies. There are two types of behaviors, modifiable (home care and diet) and non-modifiable (medication use and special needs). One of the greatest behaviors we encourage in our patients is of course tooth brushing, but what does the research actually […]

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Category: Education
Feb
16

Caries Risk for Children Ages 0-5

written by CariFree

Early childhood caries has increased significantly in children, particularly those aged 2–5 years.[1] The disease progression in this age group has been the subject of numerous recent headline media reports. Caries Management by Risk Assessment (CAMBRA) is recommended by the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry as a primary method of intervention and education. Many parents and […]

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Category: Education
Jan
26

Dental Caries is a Personal Disease That Requires a Precision Medicine Approach

written by CariFree

By Dr. V. Kim Kutsch   As practitioners I believe we must start discussing and treating dental caries as a disease of the person, rather than a tooth surface issue.   “Critical issues identified include the misconception of defining dental caries as a tooth or surface-level condition versus a person-level disease… The article concludes with the […]

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Category: Education
Mar
10

How long do patients continue treatment for caries?

written by CariFree

Long-term maintenance One of most common questions regarding caries management therapy is, “Will the patient need to be on therapy products for life?” Like most medical questions, the answer is never black-and-white and every patient is different. For this reason, in conjunction with members of the Western, Central, and Eastern CAMBRA Coalitions, a Caries Management […]

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Category: Education