Oral Health

Artificial Sweeteners Can Boost Your Family Dental Health

Artificial Sweeteners Can Boost Your Family Dental Health

The market for sugar alternatives has grown exponentially since saccharin was accidentally discovered in 1878. Today, saccharin has been joined by other FDA-approved zero-calorie artificial sweeteners, including aspartame (“Equal®” or “NutraSweet®”), sucralose (“Splenda®”) and rebaudioside A, derived from the stevia plant. You can also choose low-calorie alcohol sugars like erythritol or Xylitol. With rare exceptions, all these choices are widely…

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Antibiotic Resistance Requires Action – and a Change of Attitude

Antibiotic Resistance Requires Action – and a Change of Attitude

The development of antibiotic drugs is widely considered one of the greatest medical achievements of the last century. Their widespread use has turned life-threatening diseases like cholera, strep throat or bacterial meningitis into manageable, treatable ones. It’s no exaggeration to say the antibiotics changed the face of healthcare, including dentistry. But this gleaming sword for fighting dangerous diseases has a…

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