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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

Temperature Sensitivity

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As a hygienist, one of the most common complaints I hear from patients on a daily basis is that they experience either widespread or localized cold sensitivity. It may be transient in nature or happen regularly. There are a number of common factors in cold sensitivity and it’s generally a pretty easy complaint to address. […]

What are the early signs of oral cancer?

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Oral cancer can start in any part of the mouth including the outside of the lips. The earliest signs of oral cancer can be mistaken for anything from a cold sore to a toothache so it’s important that if symptoms persist for longer than 7-10 days, you make an appointment with your dentist. As with […]