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Xylitol: how is a sugar beneficial to our dental health?

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Xylitol is a naturally derived sugar alcohol, found in many fruits, vegetables, hardwoods, and even in the human body. Because it has a structure similar to sugar (crystalline and granular), the same level of sweetness as sugar, and no unpleasant aftertaste, it is commonly used as a sugar substitute. The World Health Organization has given […]

Fluoride FAQs

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Dental caries, or cavities, remains a significant health problem in the United States today. Tooth decay is the most common health problem in U.S. children, five times more common than asthma, and children with poor oral health are 3 times more likely to miss school as a result of dental pain. Among adults, dental caries […]

What mouthrinse do you recommend?

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As a hygienist, one of the most frequently asked questions I hear is “What mouthrinse do you recommend?” Like anything, there are a few things to consider. If you have a high decay rate, a fluoride mouthrinse such as ACT or a prescription strength fluoride paste will likely be the answer. Your hygienist will point […]

Temperature Sensitivity

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As a hygienist, one of the most common complaints I hear from patients on a daily basis is that they experience either widespread or localized cold sensitivity. It may be transient in nature or happen regularly. There are a number of common factors in cold sensitivity and it’s generally a pretty easy complaint to address. […]

The Basics of Tooth Whitening

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The Basics of Tooth Whitening As a hygienist at SoundBridge, I get asked about whitening teeth probably more than any other topic. How does it work? Is it safe? What causes the discoloration in the first place? The list goes on and on… First, a little anatomy lesson. Teeth are made up of an inner […]