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▣ Xylitol—The #1 Secret Weapon to Wiping Out Tooth Decay-causing Bacteria

posted by David on April 20th, 2011 at 12:38 PM

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Oral disease is making a constant assault on your teeth and gums—and dentists all over the world do their best to “patch up” the damage. For many populations, caries (cavities) have reached epidemic proportions. Yet, oral disease is often misunderstood. Patients of mine blame their failing oral health on heredity. Others believe that cavities and gum disease are inevitable. Well, neither is true. Sadly, while these people wait for a miracle drug solution to fix their problem, no such drug exists. However…

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▣ Xylitol vs. Fluoride: Not Even Fair

posted by David on April 4th, 2011 at 1:19 PM

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The International Xylitol Conference comes at a crucial time in the debate on American dental care, specifically the role of fluoride in cavities. Fluoride is added to drinking water and oral hygiene products because of its so-called “cavityfighting” properties. However, the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) in a new report says that the recommended level of fluoride in drinking water will be reduced to 0.7 mg/l from the current range of 0.7 to 1.2 mg/l. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is also set to review the maximum amount of fluoride allowed, which will be used to determine the legal fluoride level in drinking water sources. The study says that up to 40 percent of the U.S. population could be experiencing dental fluorosis and find their teeth mottled and weakened from too much fluoride.

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▣ When You’re Ready to Replace Your Toothbrush

posted by David on October 22nd, 2010 at 3:42 PM

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Improve your oral health and your smile. Save money. Conserve non-renewable
natural resources. Reduce landfills. Sometimes a smile can have it all.

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