Author - Megan Barrow

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 these bacteria build up as plaque, causing tooth decay (cavities) and gingivitis, which can lead to periodontal (gum) disease. For a healthy smile, you must practice good oral hygiene every day. Brushing after meals, using antimicrobial mouthwash, and flossing at least once per day helps to keep these disease causing bacteria from reproducing in...

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Relieve with E-Lieve™!

Now there is a faster, easier solution for moistening and soothing minor soft tissue irritation before, during and after dental procedures! E-Lieve Vitamin E, in unit-dose tubes is the latest innovation from Centrix! We’ve all learned about the benefits of using Vitamin E to help soothe irritated tissue, but who wants to mess with cutting capsules open, when you can simply “Twist, Squeeze, Apply” directly onto the irritation? E-Lieve is a topical Vitamin E treatment that provides instant relief to soft tissue irritation and can be used to treat damaged gingival tissue during and after dental procedures. Because E-Lieve is also a moisturizer, it absorbs into the tissue, reducing inflammation. E-Lieve...

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Check out AbsoLute™ Universal Resin Cement in the July issue of Dentaltown!

Check out AbsoLute™ Universal Resin Cement in the July issue of Dentaltown!

AbsoLute combines the two key features that clinicians are looking for during cementation: strength and simplicity. It’s easy to place and easy to remove any excess material. And, AbsoLute is notably strong to ensure restorations adhere in even the most challenging clinical situations. AbsoLute is self-etch and self-adhesive so no primer or conditioner is needed. This makes placement—even to the bottom of a post space—fast and simple. The universal cement has a low film thickness and water solubility to create the ideal viscosity and a better seat. The assurance of dual-cure combined with a high flexural strength creates superior bond strength that’s built to withstand high-stress chewing and bruxing forces. A...

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Prevention for Life featured in Dental Product Shopper’s July Issue

In the Dental Product Shopper July issue check out Centrix's Prevention for Life article from Dr. Fay Goldstep featured in From the Podium. In this article, Dr Goldstep addresses the need for customized, care-driven approaches to caries prevention for patients of all ages. She states that "Prevention for Life is a lifelong commitment for both the patient and the oral care provider. It’s truly a winwin scenario: The practice gets a patient for life, while the patient gets customized treatment from day one. Read the full article. To learn more about combating caries for all ages visit: cariesprevention.com. You can earn 2 free CE credits with a free Prevention for Life Lunch & Learn....

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Absolute™ Rated 4.2 from Dental Product Shopper!

Centrix is pleased to announce that our AbsoLute, self-adhesive, dual-cure resin cement, received a 4.2 rating from Dental Product Shopper’s Peer-to-Peer Review! “It’s one step—can’t get any easier,” Dr. Pavelchek declared after trying AbsoLute in his practice for several weeks. He was amazed at the time saved by eliminating the bonding agent from the process and pointed out several other ways that clinicians can save time with AbsoLute. Praising its efficient setting time and simple cleanup, he concluded, “It’s easy to use and decreases chair time. The simplified technique translates to more efficient workflow.” To read the full product review, click here.

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Centrix Made in America

Centrix Products are Proudly Made in America

Last summer, President Donald Trump proclaimed the week of July 15-21 as ‘Made in America Week’. This year we want to continue the ‘Made in America’ celebration and showcase the many products from Centrix that are made right here in the USA. “Made-in-America products represent the global gold standard for quality, innovation, and craftsmanship and the output of a highly skilled workforce that is second to none.” Trump said in his proclamation last year. It’s important to support local and independently owned businesses that use only American parts and supplies; these companies make products that have an extra edge over the competition and help to boost the American economy. For almost...

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Men’s Health Celebration in June!

We often hear about Women’s Health Celebrations throughout the year, but it’s now time to focus on Men’s Health! June is Men’s Health Month, and we found some great ways to improve mens’ oral health. (Link to the full article at the end of this post.) Laugh and Smile MoreGo to the Dentist Regularly!Protect Your Teeth, Protect Your HeartCheck Those FillingsGet With It, Brush and Floss It sounds simple, but Men need to focus on their oral health more than ever as they age. These simple tips, outlined in full in the Artistic Dental Article here, will help keep those smiles healthy for a lifetime. For more information on how to help...

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Dr. Marty Zase Loves Access Edge!

Dr. Marty Zase, from Colchester, CT, sings his praises for Access Edge, our Kaolin Clay Gingival Retraction Paste: "I use this product every single day in my practice, and honestly I wouldn't want to practice without it!” Access Edge is a high-viscosity, kaolin clay-based gingival retraction paste. It contains kaolin clay, to gently separate the gingiva from the tooth, plus aluminum chloride to help control bleeding and prevent seepage. Access Edge is injected subgingivally or packed around the tooth, then left in place for a minimum of 2 minutes. As the paste dries, Access Edge creates gentle, yet effective retraction to open the sulcus. The aluminum chloride and kaolin clay...

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LIVE CE WEBINAR – Ensuring Structural Integrity During Restorative Treatment – This is the Core Issue!

Webinar Details: Ensuring Structural Integrity During Restorative Treatment – This is the Core Issue! Presenter: Dr. Marian Fanica CE Credits: 1 CEU Webinar Begins: 11/20/18 7:00 PM ET, 4:00 PM PT As part of restoring broken down teeth, it is important to place a post-and-core buildup on the remaining tooth structure prior to placing the final restoration. This CE webinar will discuss techniques and new materials used in core restorative approaches. Dr. Fanica will discuss best practices (materials and clinical techniques) related to the chairside fabrication of structurally sound restorations, including bonded post-and-core buildup. What You'll Learn The importance of using a dual-cure adhesive inside the root canalChoosing the right type...

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Veteran Practitioner, Dr. Polhemus, Shares Thoughts on NoCord VPS Impressioning System

Centrix team members, John Eaton and Nick Campbell, recently visited one of our NoCord VPS fan’s, Dr. David Polhemus AACD Cosmetic Dentist of Raleigh, North Carolina, to congratulate him on his practice’s 30th anniversary. Dr. David Polhemus is featured in the April 2018 issue of Dental Product Shopper Magazine where he describes how two different patient’s needs, with regards to newly healing tissue safety and implant coping impressing stability, were met with NoCord VPS, our One-Step Impressioning System. NoCord VPS is an all-in-one system that retracts gingiva and controls bleeding. It delivers an impression with accuracy and dimensional stability using the clinician’s preferred technique. Dr. Polhemus writes, “I had an...

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