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Xylitol – The Natural Sweeter That’s Good for Your Teeth

At Barnes, McDonnell & Parsons, both of our offices sell a variety of xylitol products, from mouthwash and toothpaste to gum and mints. But we often get asked… What is Xylitol? Good question! Xylitol is a sugar alcohol that is found in many fruits and vegetables and sourced from corncobs and birch trees to make a natural sweetener that is similar in taste to sugar but with about 40% fewer calories. After xylitol is extracted, it goes through a process called sugar hydrogenation ...

Healthy Recipes for Healthy Teeth

For the most part, foods that are good for your body are good for teeth. As your Port Orange and Ormond Beach dentists, we love healthy snacks! Here is a short list of common “tooth friendly” snacks you can integrate into you and your children's diets to ensure teeth are being properly “fed”. 1. Cheese Cheese produces saliva in the mouth. Saliva helps wash away the bacteria created by food. It is also a great source of calcium which is also important to he...

Top 10 Ways to Prevent Tooth Decay

Parents, especially new parents, always ask the same question - how do I care for my child’s teeth? Unless your child has an underlying medical issue, these are the basic rules to prevent cavities. As a pediatric dentist, part of our job is to educate you on how to PREVENT cavities, not just fix the ones that occur! If you have any questions, please feel free to call our office and we will be happy to help you! 10 WAYS TO PREVENT TOOTH DECAY NEVER put your child to bed with a bottl...