Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Xylitol – The Good Sugar

Are you familiar with xylitol? It’s the one sweetener that’s actually benefit for teeth.  Xylitol is a sugar alcohol that is found in the fibers of certain plants, including fruits, vegetables and grains. If you want to know why some gums, mints and sweetener alternative are labeled as “Dentists Approved”, it’s because Xylitol is beneficial in the fight against tooth decay.  It’s also naturally lower in calories than ordinarily table sugar.
Xylitol benefits extend beyond the smile. Studies are continuing to explore how Xylitol can help individuals suffering metabolic syndromes, hypertension and other serious health issues. Xylitol may also interfere with bacteria’s ability to cause infection in the body, including the ear and the respiratory tract.
Next time you’re in the super market, or you’re searching for an alternative sweetener when baking and cooking, keep an eye out for Xylitol.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Zirconia Based No Preparation Veneers

Veneers are beautiful and effective solution for a smile makeover, but they do require some modification of your existing teeth and a prep process that takes time. At Cadena Dentistry, we offer our patients all the beautifying benefits of veneers without the prep and wait time. Zirconia based no preparation veneersare specially made to be bonded to the teeth with minimal to no modification of the tooth’s enamel.  Since these veneers are made from zirconia, they both reflect and hold light just like a natural tooth.
If you’ve been seeking a smile makeover and you want a solution that is both convenient and effective, contact us here at Cadena Dentistry and we’ll determine if zirconia based no preparation veneers are right for you.