What does CariFree do?

What does CariFree do?

CariFree is a system of products that reduces the risk of cavities (dental caries) in patients who are particularly prone to them. You may not realize this (many people don’t), but dental caries is actually an infectious disease caused by bacteria.

Where is CariFree located?

A: All CariFree products are manufactured in Albany, Oregon.

What does caries free mean?

Cavity free implies that there are no detected cavities in dentine. However, thorough clinical examination may reveal the presence of non-cavitated and/or micro-cavitated carious lesions.

How do you use CariFree?

Use daily after brushing and flossing. Shake each bottle before use. Using the measuring cup, combine 5 mL of component A with 5 mL of component B (10 mL total). Vigorously swish the combined 10 mL of rinse between teeth for one minute, and then spit out.

Why does silver diamine fluoride turn teeth black?

SOURCE: Dr. Andrew Horng. Initially, providers didn’t think patients and/or their guardians would accept the SDF as a treatment because of its aesthetic effect. The silver ions in SDF, which disrupt the cavity-causing bacterial biofilm3, leave a permanent black stain on the decayed area of the tooth.

Should you rinse your mouth after brushing your teeth?

After brushing, spit out any excess toothpaste. Don’t rinse your mouth immediately after brushing, as it’ll wash away the concentrated fluoride in the remaining toothpaste. Rinsing dilutes it and reduces its preventative effects.

How long has silver diamine fluoride been around?

SDF was first approved for use in Japan more than 80 years ago. SDF was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2014 for use in the United States. SDF is considered a class II medical device.

Is silver diamine safe?

The antibacterial properties of SDF make the treatment useful for fighting harmful bacteria in the mouth as well as between teeth and the deep pits of back teeth. Dental experts continue to use SDF because it has low toxicity levels. This is what makes the treatment safe for the use of humans, including children.

Can peroxide stop tooth decay?

Rinse your mouth with food-grade hydrogen peroxide. For some people this may seem a little odd, but washing your mouth out with a food-grade hydrogen peroxide is an excellent way to prevent cavities.

Should you brush or floss first?

The short answer: It does. While it may be surprising, a study has found that flossing first followed by brushing with a fluoride toothpaste is more effective in removing interdental plaque than brushing first, flossing second. In addition, flossing before brushing results in greater fluoride retention between teeth.