Essix and cavities

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Essix and cavities

#1 Post by macgirl4ever »

In the hopes that Dr Tamm or Dr Rick or another orthodontist is perusing the board-is there any correlation between 24 hour essix wear and a higher propensity for cavities or gum disease? I'm usually really good about asking questions of my ortho or finding journal articles to read but in the case of my ortho I didn't have the question at the time and I am having trouble finding any studies on JSTOR. An answer or a point in the right direction would be much appreciated!
Braced: 20 months March 2009-November 2010

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