Can I eat candy with braces?

If you have braces and a sugar craving comes along, you might be tempted to sink your teeth into an oozy, gooey candy bar. But can you eat candy with braces? If you’ve had to ask yourself this very question, the answer probably isn’t too surprising. There...

Xylitol: Naturally occurring sugar

Xylitol is an amazing naturally occurring sugar. It was first found and isolated in wood products. We’ve grown a bit since then and now it is commercially harvested from mainly corn cobs and birch. Xylitol is considered a sugar alcohol since it has five carbons...

Nutrition and prevention for your oral health

Proper nutrition means eating a well-balanced diet so that your body can get the nutrients needed for good health and wellness. If your diet is low in the nutrients your body needs, your mouth may have a more difficult time resisting infection. This may contribute to...

Is sugar the culprit?

More than likely, you’ve been told your entire life that sugar is bad for your teeth. And while it’s true that excessive sugar can be damaging to your dental health, it is still essential to most diets (in moderation, of course). So if you’re...