I read in your latest newsletter that Xylitol candies might prevent tooth decay. Should I be giving them to my kids as a regular treat?
There is evidence that shows that Xylitol helps prevent cavities, but we are still hesitant about recommending it for regular consumption. A study in the British Dental Journal advised caution with Xylitol, specifically products containing acidic preservatives or… Read More
If cavities are caused by bacteria, why can’t I eat sugar?
Jelly beans, Chocolate, and Peeps, Oh My! Like most of us, Mutans Streptococci, our bacterial villian, loves sweet treats. With Easter just around the corner he is firing up his jackhammer and getting ready for a feast! Sugar… Read More
I’ve heard that cavities are contagious? Is that true?
What causes cavities? Sugar right? Well, sort of. Ultimately the cause of cavities is bacteria that feed on leftover morsels of food in your mouth. Imagine them as tiny little creatures that love to eat and the more… Read More