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Sugar Substitute as Cavity Fighter

added on: April 23, 2014

Approved for use in food in the United States since 1963, the sugar substitute xylitol has already been proven to have decay-fighting ability as an ingredient in chewing gum among school-age children with permanent teeth. More recently, researchers have found that much younger children, who received eight grams of xylitol daily in syrup form, also experienced a significant cavity-fighting benefit. In fact, the baby teeth of children between the ages of 9 and 15 months who received the daily dose of xylitol experienced up to a 70 percent reduction in tooth decay. However, researchers were quick to point out that this in not to be construed as a silver-bullet approach, as fighting tooth decay should be a multi-pronged effort.

We are high-tech, but with a human touch. The treatment we provide is warm and personal. We can provide you and your children with complete general dental services, from a professional cleaning (preventative) to full mouth reconstruction (repair), periodontal treatment, and cosmetic dentistry. We believe in the importance of regular professional dental health care. Call us to schedule an appointment. We provide comprehensive care, prevention, and maintenance for lifetime of smiles. Our welcoming and modern office focuses on each individual patient, attention to detail, and a passion for excellence. We offer a complete selection of procedures from simple whitening to total smile makeover. We can give you a smile you’ll be proud to show.

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