- Bacteria in the presence of xylitol cannot make biofilm that can become plaque
- Now in CAMBRA protocol for infants-adults in caries prevention.
- For dry mouth say Xylitol is moisturizing, hydrating, and soothing
- Xylitol is a natural 5-carb sugar that bacteria cannot metabolize: this interferes with bacteria’ss ability to produce toxins.
- Xylitol is produced in our body 5-10 grams daily as part of digestive process
- Xylitol occurs naturally in berries, dark green vegetables as well as other sources
- Xylitol encourages or promotes oral health
- More exposures daily to xylitol (especially for infants and toddlers) you deprive the bacteria of food source, which will weaken the bacteria making it harder for them
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
What a great year it was for Family Promise of Pinellas County!
Dr. Brayer sponsored the whole office as well as our families so we could support the Save The Face Race 5K for oral cancer awareness. We picked up our race packets a couple of days before in anticipation. The shirts are cute, but most of us wore our office t-shirts.
This race was special for us because we diagnosed oral cancer in one of our patients. He is now an oral cancer survivor! He and his wife came to support the cause too of … Read the rest