Helping Patients Understand Caries

This video demonstrates the most common places where caries could develop.

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Risk Factors

Discuss with your patient if any of these risk factors apply to them

High-sugar diet

High-sugar diet

Sweet and sticky foods produce acids that attack tooth enamel

Gum Recession

Gum Recession

Exposed root surfaces allow bacteria to slip in, which causes root caries.

Poor diet

Poor diet

A poor diet, especially one deficient in calcium, vitamin C, and B vitamins, can contribute to periodontal disease, including gingivitis and periodontitis.

Root caries

Root caries

Pits or grooves between teeth are areas where bacteria can slip in

In-Office Treatment Options

The most common in-office procedures

This video demonstrates a filing procedure with a composite.

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This video demonstrates a root canal procedure on a molar, including a final restoration crown.

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This video includes the extraction of a molar, and the restoration with an implant.

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At-Home Treatment Options

The most common at-home treatments

This video demonstrates a brushing technique.

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This video demonstrates a flossing technique on 3 interproximal areas.

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Recommended Products

Colgate Total® Toothpaste

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Colgate® 360°® Toothbrush

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Colgate Total® Advanced Pro‑Shield Mouthwash

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