Category Archives: Dental Hygiene Tools

Oral Cancer Screeening: Identifying Oral Cancer Through Saliva

  Several years ago, UCLA scientists developed a revolutionary new way to identify oral cancer, even before swellings and lesions are visibly present. Funded by the National Institute of Dental and Cranial Facial Research, they developed a simple saliva test … Continue reading

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Oral Cancer Screening: “All You Have to do is Open Your Mouth”

“All you have to do is open your mouth.” — The Head and Neck Cancer Alliance   Did you know that we systematically screen all of our patients for oral, head, and neck cancer when you come in for an … Continue reading

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Xylitol Candies in Caries Prevention: Six Year Xylitol Study in Estonia among School Children

Study conducted by Pentti Alanen, Pauli Isokangas, and Kristjan Gutmann First published in Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology, Volume 28, Issue 3, pages 218-224, June 2000 Abstract: All field studies have unequivocally reported significant reductions in dental caries occurrence associated … Continue reading

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Keeping Track of Your Habits: A Strategy for Good Oral Hygiene

How do you keep track of your finances? Someone keeps a record of what comes in and goes out, right? With no intention of becoming a list-oriented Virgo on any of you readers, documenting the comings and goings of one’s … Continue reading

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Brushing Your Teeth With Sugar! (Xylitol Prevents Dental Caries)

“Yes, I really do brush my teeth with sugar!” “That might sound like the craziest thing you have ever heard. In much the same way that there are good fats like flax seed oil, and bad fats like trans fats, … Continue reading

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