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The Latest Technology in Oropharyngeal Cancer Screening!

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Within the last 30 years, oral and oropharyngeal (mouth and throat) cancer has increased by 700%.  Why is this the case? According to the National Cancer Institute, Human Papillomavirus (HPV) prevalence is responsible for 70% of orophayngeal cancer cases.  While many are aware of the cancer risks associated with smoking and excessive alcohol use, the […]

CariFree Products: A Significant Breakthrough in Cavity Control Products

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Our oral environment, as the rest of our body, thrives in a state of homeostatis, or balance. When an imbalance in our oral environment occurs, as risk factors for disease increase, and healthy protective factors decrease, caries (cavities) occur.  Dental caries are a communicable disease, and preventing caries requires not only brushing and flossing, but […]

Hpv and Oral Cancer- What’s Your Risk?

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Human Papillomavirus, or HPV, is the most common sexually transmitted infection in the United States, though the virus is not always spread through sexual contact only. There are more than 200 types of HPV, about 40 of which can affect genital areas, the mouth, and throat. About 80% of Americans will experience an HPV infection […]

Xylitol: how is a sugar beneficial to our dental health?

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Xylitol is a naturally derived sugar alcohol, found in many fruits, vegetables, hardwoods, and even in the human body. Because it has a structure similar to sugar (crystalline and granular), the same level of sweetness as sugar, and no unpleasant aftertaste, it is commonly used as a sugar substitute. The World Health Organization has given […]

Fluoride FAQs

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Dental caries, or cavities, remains a significant health problem in the United States today. Tooth decay is the most common health problem in U.S. children, five times more common than asthma, and children with poor oral health are 3 times more likely to miss school as a result of dental pain. Among adults, dental caries […]