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Xylitol For A Healthier Smile Milton, GA
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Most of us enjoy eating sugar. But guess what? The bacteria in your mouth thrive on it too. In fact, that is how tooth decay begins. When you consume foods or drinks that contain sucrose (sugar), your oral bacteria gain the energy to multiply and form harmful acids. These acids erode or “eat away” the enamel of your teeth, which is their outermost layer of protection. In result, a cavity is formed.

There are many ways to stop this process, from avoiding sugary foods to maintaining a more diligent oral hygiene routine. However, one of the latest weapons against tooth decay is Xylitol. This is a plant-derived sweetener that actually prevents bacteria from adhering to your teeth as well as helps to neutralize the pH level in your mouth. In fact, an acid attack that would typically last over 30 minutes can be stopped in its tracks by introducing Xylitol to your mouth. With less bacteria and less acid on your teeth, your smile stands a strong chance against decay.

Xylitol is a sweetener but not your average sweetener. It doesn’t break down like sugar and bacteria can’t digest it. Therefore, the growth of bacteria is greatly inhibited when Xylitol is present. In addition, Xylitol increases saliva production, which is our body’s natural way of protecting our teeth and neutralizing acids in the mouth. Not only does Xylitol boost saliva, but it makes your saliva more alkaline.

The calcium and phosphate salts in saliva are the best responders to areas of weak enamel, with the ability to harden soft spots and re-strengthen your enamel.

Now that you are convinced of the powerful dental health benefits of Xylitol, where do you get it? This amazing sweetener is now found in pure form in most grocery store aisles. However, the easiest way to get your daily Xylitol intake is to choose chewing gum that is solely sweetened with Xylitol.

Posted on behalf of Georgia Orthodontics & Children's Dentistry

13075 Hwy 9, Suite 110
Milton, GA 30004

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I was skeptical about going back into braces. Since this was my second round, I wanted something fast and affordable. I met with Dr. Patel and he was fantastic! He gave me different options, he was very detailed and he answered all my questions.

Karem M.

Dr. Patel is a gem of a person. My daughter is getting braces dine and dr. and staff make sure my daughter is comfortable with the treatment. Dr. Patel explains entire process patiently and gives time to answer any question we may have. Our experience is great and I strongly refer Dr. Patel for yours or your kid's orthodontics needs...

Dipal G.

Highly recommend Milton Dental Specialists!! They were so sweet to my daughter and took extra time and effort to make her enjoy her experience and be comfortable! As a parent this is much appreciated! My daughter left smiling and excited to have her teeth cleaned. Thank you Dr. Chong and Renal!

Natalie M.

An inviting waiting room with the front desk staff greeting me with a smile. Staff was very educated answering as many questions as possible since it was my first consultation for orthodontic help. Dr. Patel was VERY personable giving me all of the options for a plan of action the crowding of my teeth, and gave me all the information (time length, issues to be concerned with, financial differences) to help me choose the best plan for me. His details helped me to feel very comfortable with having to get braces as a female post 25+ years. I definitely recommend him as an orthodontist in the Milton/ North Atlanta area if you are looking for one. Best thing is that the first consultation was absolutely free!

Arti D.

Wow!!! What a great experience with Dr. Chong and Patel and their team at MDS. I was hesistant to send my kids to anyone but Dr. Chong just made my youngest feel so at ease that I knew this was the right place . And I’m now considering seeing Dr. Patel to finally get my teeth straightened after years of being apprehensive about my apprearance . Thanks to everyone at MDS

Jagdeep S.

Very happy with Milton Demtal Specialists. Having a dentist and orthodontist in one location makes dental exams easy while wearing braces. They have great hours and are very accommodating for kids in school who don’t want to miss school for orthodontic or dental work. Very happy with both the dentist and orthodontist.

Christy D.