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Clinical Studies

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Oral Hygiene Intervention in Pregnancy May Reduce Caries in Offspring

Purpose: Pregnancy gingivitis is common during pregnancy and can be treated with intensive oral hygiene education. Previous research has correlated maternal oral hygiene habits with caries rates in their children. This investigation sought to determine if intense oral hygiene education during pregnancy improved caries rates in offspring.

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Fluoride Uptake Profiles of Selected European Toothpastes into Hard Tissues and Plaque

Purpose: To compare the fluoridating potential of selected European toothpastes using a combination of enamel, dentin, and plaque in vitro models.

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Prevention of Caries by SnF₂ in a Microbial Caries Model

Purpose: Stannous fluoride (SnF2) containing toothpaste has shown to have anticaries and antigingivitis effects. Its antimicrobial impact on the caries process is not well understood. The purpose of this study was to determine the caries prevention potential of SnF2 based dentifrice when compared to NaF and SMFP based dentifrices using a microbial artificial mouth caries model.

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Patient Education

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How Do You Get Cavities?

Cavities, also referred to as tooth decay, or dental caries, is the breakdown of the hard tissues of the tooth.

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