Tis the Season for Sweets! … and Believe It or Not – General & Dental Health

You know how it is when you live in a wonderful community like Ashland and the Rogue

Valley, when friends and family show up at your door one after another with plates of holiday

cookies and candy. Then, you go to work and your gleeful patients and employees defy the typical

year around dental health concerns and fill you with sugary holiday joy. No worries!

There is another way to insure your sweets stay sweet while not jeopardizing your general

and dental health – even promote health!

Xylitol is a wonderful replacement for traditional sugars. Xylitol is a natural sweetener that

will improve your dental health and has benefits for your overall general health as well.

Naturally made from hardwoods, corn cobs and fibrous fruits and vegetables, Xylitol can easily be used as a sugar substitute when cooking and baking. Commonly found in numerous sweet products such as

chewing gum and candy, Xylitol has 40% less calories than sugar and 70% less carbohydrates.

It will not contribute to high glucose levels that are particularly harmful to diabetics. When using a

Xylitol product that requires sucking or chewing, like gum, hard candies or lollipops, you can

even reduce dry mouth and help prevent ear infections. Would it not be great to share healthful

treats with your loved ones during the holidays while reducing dental decay and gum disease?

At Jones Family Dental we fully believe in the healthful use of Xylitol for our patients

health. We not only encourage its use, we provide free samples to all of our clients in the form

of lollipops and hard candies along with their toothbrushes, floss and other dental implements all

year long. Come see our family at Jones Family Dental where we strive to bring you and your

family the latest and greatest dental health results.

For more information – reference: https://www.yourdentistryguide.com/xylitol/