Townie® Poll

Caries Prevention Technologies

Poll conducted from 12/23/2011 To 1/26/2012

Do you have a remineralization protocol in your practice?
300 total votes
66%
a. Yes
34%
b. No
Do you recommend three to five daily xylitol exposures to prevent caries?
262 total votes
52%
a. Yes
48%
b. No
Did you know that xylitol used several times daily during tooth eruption will complete mineralization of enamel?
258 total votes
41%
a. Yes
59%
b. No
What in-office fluoride treatment do you use?
264 total votes
22%
a. Tray-based fluoride foam or gel
67%
b. Fluoride varnish
7%
c. Fluoride rinse
2%
d. Other
2%
e. Do not provide in-office fluoride treatments
What is your first choice for at home remineralization?
264 total votes
8%
a. Fluoride toothpaste
29%
b. 5,000 ppm fluoride paste/gel
26%
c. 5,000 ppm fluoride plus tri-calcium phosphate
14%
d. Fluoride rinse
4%
e. Xylitol containing products
16%
f. Amorphous calcium phosphate (ACP) containing products
3%
g. NovaMin containing products
Do you provide a pretreatment polish with remineralizing paste?
258 total votes
23%
a. Yes
77%
b. No
Do your recommend oral probiotics to change the balance of oral bacteria?
262 total votes
17%
a. Yes
48%
b. No
35%
c. Unaware of this option
Do you recommend licorice containing products to reduce oral bacteria?
262 total votes
4%
a. Yes
39%
b. No
56%
c. Unaware of these products

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