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5 Ways Xylitol Improves Your Dental Health

1. Xylitol reduces the risk of cavities Cavities are typically formed when there is a highly acidic environment in the mouth. This can occur through many different means, including eating and/or drinking acidic beverages and foods (mostly sweets) and fermentable … Continue reading

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The Sweet truth about Xylitol

Dental decay (cavities) remains a significant childhood disease affecting nearly 20 percent of children between the ages of two to four. By age 17, nearly 80 percent of young adults have had a cavity and over two-thirds of adults age … Continue reading

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Cancer threat for men?

Cancer threat for men? Research published recently in The Lancet Oncology, a leading general medical journal, found that men with a history of gum disease are 14 percent more likely to develop cancer than men with healthy gums. In fact, … Continue reading

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Did you know… “The health of your teeth and gums can help predict dementia”

Gary Small M.D Director of  the UCLA Center on Aging says, “The health of your teeth and gums can help predict dementia”. University of Southern California research found that having periodontal disease before age 35 quadrupled the odds of dementia … Continue reading

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The Benefits of Quitting Smoking

A Healthier Non-Smoking You!! Quitting smoking is the single best thing you can do to improve your health and quality of life. Non-smokers have a much lower risk of getting dozens of smoking-related diseases like lung cancer, heart disease, and … Continue reading

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Concussions can be prevented with mouthguards!

Did you know…… • More than 5 million teeth will be knocked out each year in sports-related trauma?  • Over 30% of all high school athletes report a dental injury at least once?  • Over 40% of all injuries that … Continue reading

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Did you know some estimates state that 75% of the adult population over the age of 30 have some degree of gum disease?

Did you know some estimates state that 75% of the adult population over the age of 30 have some degree of gum disease? It can be localized to one area of the mouth or it can be generalized to the … Continue reading

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Did you know that gingivitis is nearly a universal finding in children?

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Periodontal disease (gum disease) may be a risk factor for a number of serious health conditions?

  Did you know that along with smoking, elevated cholesterol or obesity, periodontal disease (gum disease) may be a risk factor for a number of serious health conditions? While we once believed the worst outcome of gum disease was tooth … Continue reading

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How Can I Best Protect my Children’s Teeth from Sugars?

             Teeth are at risk for tooth decay from the first day they appear in the mouth. The bacteria found in your child’s mouth play a role in tooth decay. Did you know that tooth decay bacteria can be passed … Continue reading

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