Category Archives: D.I.Y.

Xylitol Candies in Caries Prevention: Six Year Xylitol Study in Estonia among School Children

Study conducted by Pentti Alanen, Pauli Isokangas, and Kristjan Gutmann First published in Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology, Volume 28, Issue 3, pages 218-224, June 2000 Abstract: All field studies have unequivocally reported significant reductions in dental caries occurrence associated … Continue reading

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Keeping Track of Your Habits: A Strategy for Good Oral Hygiene

How do you keep track of your finances? Someone keeps a record of what comes in and goes out, right? With no intention of becoming a list-oriented Virgo on any of you readers, documenting the comings and goings of one’s … Continue reading

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Brushing Your Teeth With Sugar! (Xylitol Prevents Dental Caries)

“Yes, I really do brush my teeth with sugar!” “That might sound like the craziest thing you have ever heard. In much the same way that there are good fats like flax seed oil, and bad fats like trans fats, … Continue reading

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For How Long Should a Toothbrush Last?

Want your toothbrush to last longer? Here are some tips! So when you’re getting ready to go to sleep, try soaking the bristle-portion of your toothbrush in mouthwash over night (or whatever time of the day you sleep during.) This … Continue reading

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Cheap and Easy Ways to Treat Periodontal Disease at Home

A patient who now lives in another state went to a dentist near her house. The new dentist found a 5mm periodontal pocket, but did or said nothing about it. Knowing that a 5mm pocket between tooth and gum is … Continue reading

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