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What is Xylitol, and How Can it Make My Mouth Healthier?

What is Xylitol, and How Can it Make My Mouth Healthier? December 12, 2018 Xylitol is slowly making its way to the top of the list of sugar alternatives and sweeteners for people trying to cut back on sugar intake.  Lowering sugar consumption is good for your entire body, not just your teeth.  Of course, dentists have always urged people to limit the amount of sugar they eat or drink on a daily basis.  Now we have a great alternative to recommend! What is Xylitol? Xylitol is a naturally occurring sugar alcohol, derived from plants.  The most commonly used source
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I Just Ate a Candy Cane.  Now What?!?

I Just Ate a Candy Cane.  Now What?!? November 28, 2018 It’s the most wonderful time of the year!  It could also be the sweetest.  Are you like Buddy the Elf?  “We elves try to stick to the four main food groups: candy, candy canes, candy corns, and syrup.”  While we love Buddy and that beloved Christmas movie, we’re not so sure about his nutritional advice.  While you and your family are enjoying the sweet treats of the season, keep these tips in mind to ward off “sugar bugs” (the cutesy name we use for the bacteria that cause cavities).
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CariVu

  CariVu: Exciting New Technology that Allows Visualization of Cavities and Cracks Without Radiation! February 14, 2018  At Prosper Family Dentistry, we are committed to keeping up with the latest technology.  There are several reasons for this. We are committed to excellent dentistry. New technology improves the way we do dentistry. We are committed to efficient dentistry. We know that no one wants to spend all of his time in the dental chair.  New technology helps us do the same things faster with the same, excellent results. We are committed to patient protection. Advances in dental technology and materials ensure
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Christmas post

A Naughty and Nice List from Your Dentist December 20, 2017 Christmas time is here!  And with it comes a plethora of baked goods, candies, cakes and pies. The cold weather inspires hot cocoa, apple cider, coffee and tea.  Your holiday parties may overflow with wine, eggnog, and ornamentinis. If you are lucky enough to enjoy some vacation time during the holidays, you may find it easy to shirk your daily routines. We have made a list of things that are naughty and nice for your teeth to help you have a Christmas you won’t regret at your next dental
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Energy Drinks

Energy Drinks October 11, 2017 Red Bull gives you wings, but it may also give you cavities.  Energy drinks are defined as “any of various types of beverage that are considered a source of energy, especially a soft drink containing a high percentage of sugar and/or caffeine or other stimulant”.  The most common brands of energy drinks sold in the U.S. are Red Bull, Monster, and RockStar.  In 2015, Red Bull had $4.55 billion in sales.  While the soda industry is noticing a slow, steady decline in sales, the energy drink industry is steadily climbing. What is in an Energy
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