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Ways to Prevent Cavities Naturally

January 14, 2013 Tooth Decay

If plaque and bacteria were the primary cause of cavities, you would be able to prevent them by brushing and flossing. Unfortunately, plaque and bacteria are not the primary cause of cavities. Even though most dentists won’t tell you this, cavities can only develop after your teeth have demineralized and lost their structural integrity. If you want to know how to prevent cavities, you need to learn how to build strong teeth with healthy enamel. This will defend your teeth against cavities.

Having strong and healthy teeth doesn’t just happen by accident, and it isn’t something we are born with. The good news is that even if you have lousy teeth, you can still strengthen your enamel and make them a lot stronger.

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Is Soda Bad for Your Teeth?

August 28, 2012 Tooth Decay

Is soda bad for your teeth? If you regularly consume soda, you can be damaging your teeth on a daily basis. A lot of people think that if they do not consume soda with sugar in it, their teeth won’t be damaged. However, most sodas do not only contain sugar, but are also acidic. Soda can do a lot of damage to your teeth, especially if you don’t take proper care of them.

A lot of people think they are safe if they consume soda with artificial sweeteners. But a lot of these artificial sweeteners can still be converted into an acid. By the second or third time you drink a soda with Sorbitol in it, the bacteria in your mouth can adjust to it and start metabolizing it. Even though your body doesn’t digest them, the bacteria in

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Is Xylitol Good for You?

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 the

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Loosing Your Teeth Can Cause Memory Loss

August 7, 2012 Tooth Decay

Are you serious? Can tooth loss really cause us to lose our memories? If a dentist yanks out one of my teeth, does it mean I'm going to lose some of the precious recollections stored in my brain? What if I lose all of my teeth? Does that mean I wouldn't be able to recall my past? Not even my own name?

Maybe I was a wee bit exaggerating there. But really? Is there a connection between tooth loss and memory loss? Swedish and Norwegian studies seem to indicate so. These studies, as published by  the European Journal of Oral Sciences, revealed that the "number of natural teeth was positively associated with performance on episodic memory, recall as well as cognition" . This means that the number of teeth we have can actually affect our ability to recall past events. This must be why

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