Xylitol Quick {Prevention} Facts from Your St. Pete Dentist

xylitol

  • 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
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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

Family Promise Cardboard Box City Photos and Update

What a great year it was for Family Promise of Pinellas County!

As you know, Dr. Brayer, her husband, and their 3 young children spent the night in Family Promise’s Cardboard City to raise money for the homeless families here in Pinellas County.
Dr. Brayer’s kids asked for donations from local businesses. Of course she said yes to her kids and Creating Smiles Dental sponsored a box for $50. Each box raised money to give a bed to somebody right here who is homeless in Pinellas County. Spacics, TD Bank, and Fishy Face Photography also said yes to the Brayer kids and sponsored boxes. The kids decorated the
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Dental Office Walks For Oral Cancer

Dr. Brayer’s dental office walks a 5K for oral cancer

Here is most of our Creating Smiles Dentistry team. Two more participants are not pictured though. 

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