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Good Sugar?

April 27th, 2011

Good Sugar?
Remember the basic equation?  Sugar and carbohydrate in the diet is used by bacteria to produce acids that cause tooth decay.  That goes for common sugar (sucrose) and most carbohydrates such as fructose in fruits.  Other sugars cannot be used by bacteria and so they do not cause dental disease.  These are the sugar alcohols such as sorbitol and mannitol.  They are often found in diet foods or foods and snacks designated as safe for diabetics. Read More »

Organized Dentistry

October 20th, 2010

The profession of dentistry within the State of New York has a well structured system of organization which offers many benefits to both dentists and patients across the state.  Read More »

The Diabetic Dental Patient

October 15th, 2010

Diabetes, a systemic condition in which the natural ability to regulate blood sugar levels is impaired, can cause far reaching effects throughout the body.  In some cases, the nervous system, kidneys, eyes, and circulatory system can be adversely affected.  Read More »

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