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Alina Lane, DDS, New York, NY, USA

Phone: 212-777-1181

Address: 104 Waverly Place, New York NY 10011

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Caries Risk Prevention

High Caries Risk

  1. Tooth brushing - Your goal is to brush after every meal using an ADA approved fluoride tooth paste such as Crest or Colgate. If you were prescribed Prevident 5000 toothpaste, use as directed. When unable to brush, use the swish and swallow technique with plain water.

  2. Flossing/Interdental Brush - Your goal is to floss and use an interdental brush at least once daily.

  3. Use 100% Xylitol products 3-5 times daily. You may use either chewing gum or mints. The Spry brand is the best.

  4. MI Paste Plus - After brushing in the morning and evening, apply a generous layer to the tooth surface using a clean finger. Leave undisturbed for 3 minutes. Then use your tongue to spread over your teeth.

  5. Rx Rinsing - If you are prescribed Chlorhexidine Gluconate, you may pick it up at our office or in your pharmacy. Rinse only for the first seven days of each month. The directions are to rinse twice daily for 30 seconds and spit out excess. Do not rinse within 30 minutes of using the MI Paste Plus.

Extremely High Risk plus Dry Mouth
  1. Tooth brushing - Your goal is to brush after every meal using an ADA approved fluoride tooth paste such as Crest or Colgate. If you were prescribed Prevident 5000 toothpaste, use as directed.

  2. Flossing - Your goal is to floss daily.

  3. Use 100% Xylitol products 3-5 times daily. You may use either chewing gum or mints. The Spry brand is the best.

  4. MI Paste Plus - After brushing in the morning and evening, apply a generous layer to the tooth surface using a clean finger. Leave undisturbed for 3 minutes. Then use your tongue to spread over your teeth.

  5. Rx Rinsing - If you are prescribed Chlorhexidine Gluconate, you may pick it up at our office or in your pharmacy. Rinse only for the first seven days of each month. The directions are to rinse twice daily for 30 seconds and spit out excess. Do not rinse within 30 minutes of using the MI Paste Plus.

  6. For Dry Mouth - Maintain a low sugar diet. Mix 2 teaspoons of baking soda with 8 ounces of water and sip frequently throughout the day. This will keep your oral pH balanced to prevent the acid attack that starts tooth decay. 

  7. Dry Mouth Products - There are many brands that make products to help moisturize dry mouths, such as Biotene. You may try oral lozenges, mouthwashes, chewing gum, gels and toothpastes that are specific for dry mouth.