Sugar and Gum: A Sticky Situation

by Jason 6/19/2014 8:00 AM

Are you a gum-chewing champion, always with a piece in your mouth and a pack in your pocket? Well, did you know that the sugar in some types of gum causes the natural bacteria in your mouth to eat away at the enamel on your teeth? However, all chewing gum is not created equal – so it’s possible to make smart choices that satisfy and help protect your teeth at the same time.
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Healthy Aging: Dry Mouth and Older Adults

by Jason 9/26/2013 8:00 AM

Novelist C. S. Lewis once wrote, “How incessant and great are the ills with which a prolonged old age is replete.” Indeed, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that about four out of every five older adults suffer from a chronic condition, and half have at least two.

Often, those chronic conditions are treated with a variety of prescription medications, many of which have side effects including dry mouth.... more...

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