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Xylitol, Sorbitol, Sugar – Oh, My!

Xylitol, Sorbitol, Sugar – Oh, My!

  Another day, another study exploring whether sugar-free gum might actually protect against cavities. Regular readers of this blog may remember that earlier studies have suggested as much. The latest, recently published in BMC Oral Health, looked specifically at...
Is Erythritol Really All That?

Is Erythritol Really All That?

You hear a lot about xylitol and how it may help keep your teeth healthy, but lately, another sugar alcohol has been put forth as dentistry’s “new best friend”: erythritol. It has nearly zero calories (0.2 calories per gram); does not raise plasma glucose, or insulin...
And the Current Verdict on Xylitol Is…

And the Current Verdict on Xylitol Is…

Over the past few years, there’s been a lot of hype about xylitol – an artificial sweetener believed to prevent cavities. But as we’ve seen, research supporting that claim has been mixed at best. There’s seemed to be some benefit, but moderate and limited. Now a new...
Gummy Bears, Teeth & the Fine Print

Gummy Bears, Teeth & the Fine Print

Check out this list from an article on “6 Fortifying Foods to Boost Oral Health”: Cheese Black coffee Gummy bears Red wine Steak Green and/or black tea How could gummy bears possibly make this list? Well, the study cited in support of this food is legit....
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