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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 […]

What is Silver Diamine Fluoride?

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Silver Diamine Fluoride (or SDF) is a unique fluoride treatment used to kill decay causing organisms and arrest the decay process in cavities that would ordinarily require a small filling. SDF has been used for many years in Japan, Australia and Argentina as a means to fight dental decay. In fact, the value of silver […]

FDA Releases Final Ruling on Triclosan

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On September 2nd the FDA released a final ruling on the use of triclosan and 18 other commonly used active ingredients in many antibacterial hand soaps. Manufacturers will no longer be able to market these products in the United States. Long term safety concerns including bacterial resistance and hormone disruption in users as well as […]

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Homecare tips for your oral health

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As a hygienist at SoundBridge Dental Arts, I get asked multiple times a day what I recommend for homecare to maintain optimal oral health. For the most part, I give the same old tried and true answer which includes brushing twice daily for 2 minutes and flossing once daily. That’s it. There’s no magic mouthrinse or […]