Dental Insights



Don’t Let Insurance Dictate Treatment – Adults Need Sealants Too!

Despite the well-established benefits, dental sealants remain underutilized, especially in adult patients.

Senior Patients Face Many Risks – Help Them Keep a Healthy Smile in Their Golden Years

Seniors face reduced physical ability, which makes it more difficult for them to manipulate toothbrushes and properly brush their teeth
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Middle Aged Doesn’t Mean Low Risk – Prevention for Life Includes Everybody!

We often assume that middle-aged patients fall in the safe category – unlike younger patients, they are mature and have the life experience to make good health decisions; however, unlike senior patients, they don’t yet have advanced health problems.

Combat Root Caries in Mature Adults With Prevention for Life®

Mature adults are at increased risk for root caries due to a combination of exposed roots and xerostomia.

Don’t Forget to Discuss Oral Hygiene Habits with Young Professionals!

It is never too late to improve your oral hygiene, and patients in their 20s should ensure they are taking proper care of their teeth and gums if they want to keep a healthy smile for a lifetime.

Nutrition and Oral Health – The Importance of Discussing Diet with College-Age Patients

Nutrition is something that is often overlooked or not addressed fully during oral health and hygiene conversations with patients.

Keeping Your Patients’ Smiles Healthy During Orthodontic Treatment

Straight teeth make it easier for patients to clean their teeth, chew more easily, prevent jaw pain, reduce wear and risk for dental injury, and more.

Help Your Patients Start the School Year with a Smile!

As children go back to school, it is crucial for them to feel confident and ready to learn; healthy teeth and gums help young students achieve their full potential.

Toddlers Need Fluoride Treatments Too!

The importance of baby teeth can sometimes be underappreciated by parents who assume they shouldn't be too concerned since baby teeth ultimately will fall out.
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Prevention for Life Starts with the First Tooth

Although many believe children don’t need to see a dentist until toddlerhood, the first dental visit should happen much sooner as even very young children can experience dental disease that, if left untreated, can cause major damage in childhood years and beyond.

Smiling or Just “Saying Cheese” – Discover the Science Behind a Smile

A true smile is a pure emotional reaction that we can't control. It's the first thing people see when you meet them, and it can make a lasting impression.
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An Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Pound of Cure – the Importance of Fluoride Varnish

During Oral Health Month, we would like to remind you that prevention is crucial to keeping your patients' smiles healthy throughout their lifetime.

Why does preventive care stop at age 18?

A recent blog from Dental Product Shopper can help shine some light on an area that we take very seriously... Greater preventive care for adults! Prevention is top of mind these days, and DPS said it best, "Everyone in the dental profession is looking forward to the day when they can get back to providing [...]

Tips for Good Oral Hygiene and Healthy Smiles

October is National Dental Hygiene Month. The goal is to raise awareness of habits that promote good oral care & a healthy smile. The following article from the UIC provides easy tips and educational videos on oral hygiene and caries prevention. There are billions of bacteria living inside our mouths at any given time. Many of [...]
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Spotlight on Robert Fucci, Jr. RDH, BS

Life as an Oral Care Specialist and Educator: Promoting Prevention for Life Working as dental hygienist, Robert Fucci Jr. RDH, BS, does more than just clean teeth. Education truly drives his role. He educates his patients on their oral health, proper oral hygiene, nutritional counseling; and advises on ways to prevent oral cancer, such as [...]

June is Oral Healthcare Month, a Favorite Topic for the Centrix Team!

We all know that brushing and flossing twice a day is a very major step in preventing caries and decay, however getting your patients through their adult life caries free is a HUGE challenge! Which is why we've taken Prevention to the next level with our Prevention for Life® program! Traditionally, patients get great preventive [...]

Fluoride Varnish: A Weapon in the Fight Against Adult Caries

Centrix was recently mentioned in a Dental Product Shopper article on fluoride varnish. Their article compliments our Prevention for Life® campaign by stating "It's no secret that caries risk factors don't cease to exist after adolescence. In fact, they do quite the opposite and increase as we age, for example, as a result of numerous [...]
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Let Centrix Help You Recoup Your PPE Costs

We'll show you how to add incremental revenue to each hygiene appointment with our FREE Prevention for Life® online CE Course.
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Combatting Caries

Combat caries in the patients you treat every day with Prevention for Life—great preventive dentistry that maintains great oral health!
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The Top Fluoride Varnish Just got Better – Centrix Releases FluoroDose® Fluoride Varnish in a new and improved Packaging

Centrix is taking FluoroDose®, award-winning fluoride varnish, to the next level. The same loved features remain, but now come in a fully enclosed LolliTray™, the patented, hygienic, and ergonomic design!

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As a practicing dentist, I can confidently say that this blog is an invaluable resource. The articles are insightful and directly applicable to my daily practice. I’ve implemented numerous tips and strategies from these posts, which have significantly improved my patient care and streamlined my workflows.
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