For my patients who may be concerned about the recent news story out of Tulsa, I want to assure you that your health and well-being is of utmost importance to me and my staff. This is why we follow stringent infection control procedures and comply with all state regulations for the protection of you, our Dental Family. As your doctor, I would only delegate procedures to my staff that they are licensed or qualified to perform per OK state statutes.
The fourth OK Mission of Mercy was held in Lawton, OK on February 1 and 2, 2013. WHAT A SUCESS!
Thanks to the 1,800 volunteers who gave of their time and talent 1,786 patients were treated in Lawton. In two days more than $1.1 million of donated treatment and services were performed, averaging $619 per patient!
YES!, Unlike other sweeteners, XYLITOL, is actively beneficial in reducing caries by a third if used regularly and has shown to reduce dry mouth. Getting five exposures to xylitol daily has been shown to be most effective in reducing the risk of tooth decay.
Xylitol is a natural sweetener found in the fibers of many fruits and vegetable and taste and looks exactly like sugar. However, Xylitol can be good for you. Xylitol reduces the acid production in the mouth by stimulating salivary flow bringing the PH to a neutral level decreasing the risk of cavities.
Bad breath is the unpleasant odor exhaled on the breath and can cause concern in relationships. Most breath odor comes from food particles trapped in the mouth and becomes a breeding ground for bacteria. Other causes may include poor oral health, improper cleaning of dentures, periodontal disease, as well as smoking and tobacco products. In a few occurrences, it can be a sign of an underlying medical condition.