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7 ways to protect your teeth from candy

Choose candy that melts and disappears quickly. The longer teeth are exposed to sugar, the longer bacteria have time to produce cavity-causing acid. Have candy in small portions at regular eating times, such as after a meal, as dessert. Saliva produced at regular meal times “rinses” off the sugar from teeth. Choose sugar-free candy and gum with xylitol. Gum and candy with xylitol will actually protect teeth by reducing the acids produced by bacteria and increasing saliva to rinse away excess sugars and acids. Powdery candy,… Read More

Dental erosion

Dental erosion can occur due to many reasons including both extrinsic and intrinsic origins of acid.  Extrinsic acid introduced to teeth through our diets containing soda can have a major impact on the health of our oral cavity. Intrinsic origins of acid can be commonly over looked and contribute to the chronic erosion of teeth. Patients who develop GERD (gastro-esophageal reflux disease) are familiar with acid introduced to the oral cavity intrinsically.  It occurs when contents of the stomach end up in the esophagus and oral… Read More

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