How would you like to eat candy and not get cavities?  Imagine your little ones eating gummi bears and lollipops with no worries of bad dental check-ups.  Interested?  There is a solution: xylitol. Xylitol Sweetner Xylitol is a natural sugar found in plants such as bamboo, grass, hardwood trees, fruit, vegetables, mushrooms, and coconut shells.  It is not a sugar substitute.  It is safe to consume and is even produced in the liver. While sugar...

Cavities are a common dental problem faced by many patients of all ages, gender, and status. Most of the time, we are not even aware that cavities are already present in our teeth. A visit to http://friendsandfamilydentalhealth.com/ will help prevent and treat this issue. Most cavities can be detected in its early form. A dental exam can determine if your teeth’s surface is soft while dental x-rays can identify the presence of cavities before ...

There are many possible reasons why people suffer from sensitive skin. Some causes can be avoided, and others will have to be adapted to. Psoriasis, eczema, dermatitis and rosacea are more likely to occur if there is a family history of these conditions. Hormonal imbalances may also lead to sensitive skin.  We often see changes in skin conditions during pregnancy, menopause and when our bodies are mentally or physically stressed out. Our skin ...

How to Optimize Sun Protection Through Seasonal Eating As summer approaches, I’ll be focusing my diet on helping my body cope with this season’s biggest environmental challenge: sun exposure. Ultraviolet radiation causes free radical damage, a series of cellular changes associated with premature aging and serious diseases, including cancer. By eating foods that are rich in antioxidants and anti-inflammatories, we can help prevent these damagin...

May is National Skin Cancer Awareness Month and a good time to brush up on your skin cancer prevention methods just before summer. While sun protection should be something we practice all year long, we like to get a refresher every once in a while. Since we’ll be spending more time in the sun over the next several months, now is a great time to prepare. The Skin Cancer Foundation has a full list of ways that you can keep your skin protected bu...

The Sweet Truth about Xylitol and Why You Should Use it
Oral Care / November 23, 2017

How would you like to eat candy and not get cavities?  Imagine your little ones eating gummi bears and lollipops with no worries of bad dental check-ups.  Interested?  There is a solution: xylitol. Xylitol Sweetner Xylitol is a natural sugar found in plants such as bamboo, grass, hardwood trees, fruit, vegetables, mushrooms, and coconut shells.  It is not a sugar substitute.  It is safe to consume and is even produced in the liver. W...

Cavities: Causes, Symptoms and Treatment
Oral Care / August 5, 2016

Cavities are a common dental problem faced by many patients of all ages, gender, and status. Most of the time, we are not even aware that cavities are already present in our teeth. A visit to http://friendsandfamilydentalhealth.com/ will help prevent and treat this issue. Most cavities can be detected in its early form. A dental exam can determine if your teeth’s surface is soft while dental x-rays can identify the presence of caviti...

What Causes Sensitive Skin
Skin Care / August 27, 2015

There are many possible reasons why people suffer from sensitive skin. Some causes can be avoided, and others will have to be adapted to. Psoriasis, eczema, dermatitis and rosacea are more likely to occur if there is a family history of these conditions. Hormonal imbalances may also lead to sensitive skin.  We often see changes in skin conditions during pregnancy, menopause and when our bodies are mentally or physically stressed out....

How to Optimize Sun Protection Through Seasonal Eating
Skin Care / August 24, 2015

How to Optimize Sun Protection Through Seasonal Eating As summer approaches, I’ll be focusing my diet on helping my body cope with this season’s biggest environmental challenge: sun exposure. Ultraviolet radiation causes free radical damage, a series of cellular changes associated with premature aging and serious diseases, including cancer. By eating foods that are rich in antioxidants and anti-inflammatories, we can help prevent the...

Skin Cancer Awareness Month: Protect Your Skin this May
Skin Care / August 21, 2015

May is National Skin Cancer Awareness Month and a good time to brush up on your skin cancer prevention methods just before summer. While sun protection should be something we practice all year long, we like to get a refresher every once in a while. Since we’ll be spending more time in the sun over the next several months, now is a great time to prepare. The Skin Cancer Foundation has a full list of ways that you can keep your skin pr...