Xylitol to prevent adult caries study: 40% reduction on Root Caries!!!
December 4, 2014
Study results for the Xylitol for Adult Caries Trial (XACT)
By the National Dental Practice-Based Research Network
Recognizing that cavities among adults is a continuing problem, the National Institute for Dental and Craniofacial Research funded studies to find effective preventive measures that would supplement good oral hygiene, fluoride and regular professional care. One product that is showing promise is Xylitol.
The results of this study, combined with those of other studies, support the clinical recommendation that patients use xylitol lozenges, given their low cost, low risk, and ease of use, to help prevent root caries.
Christmas Card from my favourite patients: Donna & Beau!!
December 27, 2014
In North America, prophylactic removal of wisdom teeth is advocated between 17-25 years of age to prevent food packing, caries, periodontitis and othe...