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New Test Predicts Patients' Risk of Dental Caries

Posted on Wednesday, October 9, 2013

ALBANY, Ore. — In collaboration with CariFree, a caries research company, a New York-based dentist has developed a screening device called CariScreen that allows dental practitioners to measure levels of cavity-causing bacteria in patients' mouths, according to Dental Tribune. The device is said to be the only in-office, chairside caries-susceptibility screening test on the market. The hope is that it will halt disease rates.

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