Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Xylitol Mints

On your next trip to the dentist be sure to pick up a mint on the way out. Our new mints contain a cavity fighting ingredient called Xylitol. What is Xylitol?

Pure xylitol is a white crystalline substance that looks and tastes like sugar. Studies using xylitol as either a 
sugar substitute or a small dietary addition have demonstrated a dramatic reduction in new tooth decay.

Xylitol is right here, inside, already. Our bodies produce up to 15 grams of xylitol from other food sources using. Xylitol is not a strange or artificial substance, but a normal part of everyday metabolism.

Xylitol is widely distributed throughout nature in small amounts. Some of the best sources are fruits, berries, mushrooms lettuce, hardwoods, and corn cobs.

Xylitol can also be conveniently delivered to your teeth via 
chewing gum, tablets, or even candy. You can implement our xylitol program anywhere, anytime. It fits right in with the most frantic schedules and you don’t need to change your normal routine to make room for xylitol. Some health regimens require iron willpower, discipline, and commitment. But xylitol tastes so good that it becomes automatic.

So make sure to pick up your mint on the way out and take one step closer to excellent oral care.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Welcome Fall.....

What a great time of year! The weather is beautiful and the excitement of the holidays is upon us.  When I think of Fall I think of a time of thankfulness.  What am I thankful for...definitely family, friends, and good health.  

Sometimes it's easy to put our health on the back burner for all the things that we need to get done in a day. If we could just take thirty minutes a day to focus on ourselves that would add to so many health benefits to our bodies. Whether it's some time for cardio, yoga, or just pure silence to reflect; remember to try to take the time for yourself.  What else can you do to help keep yourself in good health?  Make good decisions when you eat. As your mother would always say, "Eat your veggies".  The greener the better! Also, drink water!  If your mouth feels dry then you are already dehydrated. Don't wait that long, make sure you are getting your 64 ounces everyday.  Lastly, focus on good dental health. New research is coming out everyday about the connection of good dental health to your overall health.  Connections to our heart, brain, and even pregnancy have been made.  Brushing, flossing, and maintaining your biannual checkups are all great ways to aid in your dental health. 

If you have any questions about how you can maintain your dental health, please don't hesitate to call us at 919-336-2981. Enjoy your Fall and don't forget to take sometime to think about what you are thankful for! 

We look forward to seeing you at Stansell Dentistry in Brier Creek.