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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

Baby bottle tooth decay

Although tooth decay is not as common as it used to be, it is still one of the most common diseases in children. Many children still get cavities. While fluoridated drinking water and fluoride-containing toothpaste have helped to improve the oral health of both children and adults, regular tooth brushing and a well-balanced diet are still very important to maintaining good oral health. Primary, or baby, teeth commonly begin to come in or erupt in a baby’s mouth at about 4 to 6 months of age… Read More

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