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Bill Dragan Receives 2019 Award from Give Kids A Smile

Centrix President Bill Dragan Receives 2019 Award from Give Kids A Smile!

Centrix, and President Bill Dragan, are proud to be the recipient of the 2019 Steven W. Kess Give Kids A Smile® (GKAS) Corporate Volunteer Award, which recognizes them for long-term outstanding involvement and dedication to the ADA Foundation GKAS program. Bill was recognized at the ADA FDI Meeting in San Francisco where he was presented with the award. Give Kids a Smile started out in 2002 as a humble movement in St. Louis by Drs. Jeff Dalin and B. Ray Storm, who helped nearly 400 children. Today, a very impressive statistic on the GKAS Website reads “Since 2003, more than 5.5 million children have been cared for by more than...

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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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Protecting Teeth from White Spots

Have you seen polka-dotted teeth in your office?  White spots (otherwise known as Caries Lesions or Hypocalcification) on teeth can result from a variety of causes.  Most white spots are formed during the development of the tooth while in the jaw.  If the tooth is disturbed, or a change in the body causes the enamel formation to be atypical, white spots will occur however they are usually a sign of enamel breakdown and decalcification.  Caries lesions are also common during orthodontic treatment and usually form around the bracket interface near the gingival margin.  If plaque and bacteria builds up, such as streptococci and lactobacilli, they create an acidic environment around braces and over time enamel breakdown can occur...

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