Avoid candy if you wear braces

Avoid candy if you wear 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...

Benefits of xylitol

Benefits of xylitol 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 in its chemical structure....

Improve your nutrition

Improve your nutrition 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....

Is sugar the cause of cavities?

Is sugar the cause of cavities? 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...

The seven steps of sugar withdrawal

The seven steps of sugar withdrawal With addictiveness similar to cocaine, quitting sugar can come with a host of not-so-fun withdrawal symptoms. But before you give up on giving up, these steps can prepare you for what to expect when you decide to cut out sugar. And...