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. While sugar feeds the bacteria in our mouths causing acid production and more plaque build-up, xylitol starves the bacteria eliminating aced production.  Xylitol penetrates Strep mutans (cavity-causing bacteria), interfering with the growth of the bacteria.  This action greatly reduces cavity formation.  In addition, xylitol can buffer an already acidic mouth by neutralizing the acids. Granulated Xylitol Unfortunately, cavity formation is on the rise due to children drinking less milk and more juice, soda, energy drinks, canned tea, and bottled water without fluoride.  Fortunately, three to five servings of xylitol a day greatly reduces the risk of cavity formation. Xlear Nasal Wash Xylitol is a benefit to people having diabetes as it doesn’t raise blood sugar to unsafe levels, and it reduces the level of insulin needed.  An…

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 cavities before they become visible. Regular check-ups and cleaning will help maintain a good oral hygiene. If you feel any pain or toothache, you should visit your dentist and have it checked as soon as possible. There are various signs and symptoms if you have a cavity. It can depend on the extent of your cavity and where it is located. If the cavity is a bit premature, there may not be any symptoms at all. However, as it progresses and grows, the symptoms will most likely start to appear. Causes of Cavities   Plaque formation – Our mouth is a breeding ground of bacteria. These particles are from leftover food and sugar. Once uncleaned, bacteria builds up and produces acids. Plaque begins to form in our teeth. The initial stages of…