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  • Picking Out The Right Xylitol Products For You

    Picking Out The Right Xylitol Products For You If you really want to crush cavities and leave your next dental visit smiling, you need to do more than pick up the first product that says xylitol on the label. Here are some key things to consider when selecting xylitol products: #1 - Dosage Matters - Make Sure There’s Enough Xylitol With all the hype out there around xylitol, there are plenty of products out there that advertise xylitol on the packaging but only use small sprinkles of...

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  • The Hero Your Mouth Needs

    Bash Bacterial Baddies Getting rid of cavities requires much more than simply brushing. Here, we’re going to outline the most valuable tool we’ve found for buffering against acid and combatting cavity-causing bacteria. The true cause of cavities isn’t sugar or poor brushing, but harmful oral bacteria and the tooth-dissolving acid they produce. In most cases, the primary culprit is a particular strain of bacteria that scientists call Streptococcus mutans. These oral health supe...

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  • How To Get Rid of Cavities

    How To Get Rid Of Cavities You’ve probably been told your entire life that the best way to get rid of cavities is to brush, floss, and cross your fingers every time you visit your dentist. If you’re like me, that tired old advice has let you down. No matter how well or often you brush and floss, you’ve probably still found yourself facing the business end of the dentist’s drill. If you’re like other people we know, you even went out and bought a fancy electric toothbrush (the kind ...

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  • You Don't Have To Put Up With Dry Mouth.

    You Don't Have To Put Up With Dry Mouth. Susan lived with dry mouth symptoms for close to a decade before learning that she didn’t have to anymore. Yep, a DECADE. Over that time, it took the combined efforts of 16 different medications to combat Susan’s chronic migraines, but this complex medication cocktail had a number of side effects. The worst of those side effects was that her mouth was left constantly parched. Susan’s doctor recommended a specialty mouthwash and a oral spray ...

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  • Why Xylitol is Great for Humans (But Not So Great For Dogs)

    Why Xylitol is Great for Humans (But Not So Great For Dogs) [[Share]] You may have heard some of the buzz going around about xylitol (if you’ve spent any amount of time here on EpicDental.com, you’ve definitely seen us singing its praises!). If you’re a pet owner, you may have heard some scary things about xylitol as well. While there is a lost of misinformation out there, it’s true that xylitol can be harmful to dogs and other animals. Here at Epic Dental, we believe in complete ho...

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  • Your Mouth Deserves Better Than a Yard Sale

    Your Mouth Deserves Better Than a Yard Sale [[Share]] If you’re like me, you’ve been lured into way too many yard sales. You know the type: You show up early on a Saturday morning, hoping to get a good deal, and instead you find yourself sifting through boxes of old cassette tapes and trying not to make eye contact with the stained mattress propped up on the lawn. Despite the old adage, at a yard sale, one man’s trash more often than not becomes another man’s trash. Believe it or no...

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  • You're On Your Last Set of Teeth. Here's 6 Easy Tips That Will Make Sure They Last A Lifetime.

    You’re On Your Last Set of Teeth. Here’s 6 Easy Tips That Will Make Sure They Last A Lifetime. [[Share]] Up until around 200 years ago, your average person could expect to live for about 35 years. From that perspective, having only 2 sets of teeth seems pretty reasonable. After those adult teeth come in by age 13, you only have to keep those chompers in good working order for 20ish years. Of course, rapid advancements in medicine and other technologies means that you can probably expect ...

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  • A Single Kiss Can Transfer 80 Million Bacteria To Your Mouth... And They’re Probably Not All Good

    A Single Kiss Can Transfer 80 Million Bacteria To Your Mouth... And They’re Probably Not All Good [[Share]] Scientists have found over 700 different species of bacteria living in human mouths. Don’t panic just yet. Spit out that bar of soap and we can talk this through. While it’s true that a single 10-second kiss might transfer as many as 80 million bacteria to your mouth, what really matters are which bacteria are being shared. The vast majority of oral bacteria are harmless. They’re ...

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  • My Least Favorite Neighbor (On Halloween)

    My Least Favorite Neighbor (On Halloween) By Matt Richards [[PostImage]] [[Share]] When I was a kid, there was a man on our street who we always tried to avoid on Halloween night. He was always really nice to us. Every year, when we knocked on his door and shouted “Trick or Treat!” he’d give us the same thing: a shiny, red apple. I’m sure that he had the best of intentions: dropping that piece of fruit into our pillowcases full of sweets and telling us that “apples are nature’s candy.” He...

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  • Keeping Your Smile Freshly Polished

    Keeping Your Smile Freshly Polished There’s nothing quite like that fresh-from-the-dentist clean feeling on your teeth. You know what I’m talking about: That delightful, fresh-polished sensation that’s so satisfying that you can’t help but run your tongue over your teeth every few seconds. The frustrating part is how fleeting it is. No matter how diligently most people brush and floss, after a day (or two, if you’re really lucky) their teeth are more or less back to the way they were be...

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