May 1st, 2013
The bacteria in your mouth most often blamed for creating cavities are called Streptococcus Mutans. This bacteria can react very quickly with sugars, to break them down into acids. Over time, acids can demineralize your teeth, and create cavities. Every time you eat candy, or processed sugars, the percentage of harmful bacteria in your mouth increases. Even a lot of ‘diet’ foods and drinks can be fermented and turn into acids as well. Once an area of your tooth is completely demineralized, it destroys the tooth's structural integrity and a cavity is formed. These cavities can then become infected by the bacteria which can cause cavities to grow even faster. Tooth infection can cause your teeth a lot of pain.
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August 28, 2012 Xylitol
People hearing about Xylitol for the first time often wonder, “Is Xylitol good for you?” I first heard about Xylitol six months ago. Since then, I have done numerous studies to find out whether or not it is healthy for your body and your teeth. This article should help you to know whether or not it is good for you.
History of Xylitol
Xylitol started being used in Finland after the Second World War. Sugar was scarce, and people used a natural “bark” sugar as a substitute. About 30 years after people started using it, studies were done comparing people who consumed Xylitol, with the ordinary population. The results of the studies were quite significant. In some cases, people were able to reduce theRead More