Wonders of Xylitol: re-post from RDH Magazine

 The sweet alternative offers many dental benefits

by Susan Clark, RDHEF

*Originally published by RDH Magazine in April 2011 but is still valid. It be found here: http://www.rdhmag.com/articles/print/volume-31/issue-4/features/wonders-of-xylitol.html or click here. We at Creating Smiles Dental are stressing prevention more than ever and would like to bring articles to our patients that can help with oral and general health. This is one article that is filled with helpful information.
 
Although dental decay is largely preventable, it is still considered the most common chronic infectious disease of children ages 5-17. It is impossible to completely avoid sugar in our diets, so a more realistic approach would be to limit the
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Start the new year off with some defense for you and your kids: xylitol

As we prepare to send our students back to school whether it is down the street or away in a dorm, let’s keep in mind the easy, safe and natural ways we can protect them and their oral health.

Xylitol does several things to help create a healthy mouth providing healthy snack options, reducing acid and plaque in the mouth, increasing saliva and the amount of calcium and phosphates available for remineralization

Healthy Snack and Lunch Options

Pack a healthy lunch. Avoid the juice box.
Replace with bottled water sweetened with Xylosweet. Place two pieces of Spry gum in lunch box to chew after eating to stimulate salivary … Read the rest

Food and Toy drive

Creating Smiles Dental donates to food and toy drive

We at Creating Smiles Dental along with our patients and others in our community are collecting non-perishable foods like boxes and cans as well as Toys for Tots items for our food and toy drive. We will collecting food mostly for Thanksgiving and toys mostly for December but will accept both through the holiday season.

Here is more information about Toys For Tots and further volunteering opportunities.

Toys for Tots can always use volunteers!  Please let them know if you are interested in helping out.  Here are the dates they need the most help:

  • Saturday, December 6th from 1-6pm.  Post
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10% off for Veterans

Creating Smiles Dental offers 10% off for Veterans

November is a time for thanksgiving. We want to than those who serve our country and those who have served our country. We offering 10% off of everything for veterans in the month of November. We will also be accepting donations for a care package which will include your left over Halloween candy to one special service man from Pinellas County.

Our periodontist works at local VA hospitals and comes here once a week. We are happy to serve our military members who have served us so bravely. Thank you. Come in and receive 10% off of dental treatment and needs in … Read the rest