• 18 JUL 17
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    Xylitol: The Tooth Decay-Preventing Sweetener

    Normally, when you eat candy and sweets, you increase your risk of getting cavities. But xylitol is a different kind of sweetener that can actually prevent tooth decay! Learn more about xylitol and where you can get it. What is Xylitol? Xylitol is a natural sugar alcohol derived from the fibrous parts of certain plants.

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    • 25 MAY 17
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    Early Childhood Tooth Decay: Is Your Child at Risk?

    Dental decay is the most common chronic disease in American children. Here’s why: Many parents don’t know when to take their child to the dentist for the first time. In fact, 25 percent of kindergartners still have never been to the dentist. Parents don’t know when and how to start caring for their child’s teeth

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    • 10 MAY 17
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    The Power of Fluoride and How to Get It

    The American Dental Association calls fluoride “nature’s cavity fighter.” This naturally occurring compound substantially reduces the chance of cavities. While fluoride is crucial for strong teeth, excessive amounts can cause enamel mottling and discoloration. Critics also argue that too much fluoride can cause health problems or intellectual development issues in children. The trick is to

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