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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 […]

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 […]

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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 […]

The Role of Dry Mouth in Increased Decay Rates

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Saliva offers a buffer to protect teeth from acidic attack by our diet and plaque bacteria. It also acts as a reservoir for calcium and phosphate ions which help to remineralize tooth structures more susceptible to decay. When an individual suffers from dry mouth (xerostomia) this buffer is gone. As a result, demineralization is more […]

Caring for your dental implant

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Today many teeth with poor prognosis are extracted and replaced with dental implants. It has become the treatment of choice for replacement of a single tooth, multiple teeth or even serve as attachment for an entire arch when used in combination with a prosthesis (denture). While an asset to dentistry, no dental replacement matches your […]