Cavity Fighting Chewing Gum For Our Palm Beach Gardens Patients?

Palm Beach Gardens Oral Dentistry I’m Brion Weinberg DDS, FAGD of Weinberg Dentistry in Palm Beach Gardens. My Palm Beach Gardens dentistry clients often ask me if chewing xylitol gum is an effective substitute for tooth brushing and regular dental exams.

Before I answer that question, let me tell you a little bit about xylitol:

Xylitol is a natural sweetener that was first discovered in birch tree bark but is also found in many fruits and vegetables. Unlike most other sweeteners (natural or synthetic), xylitol is actually good for your teeth. Numerous clinical studies have demonstrated that xylitol prevents the growth of the bacteria that initiates decay. It also reduces plaque and strengthens tooth enamel.

Xylitol has other benefits, as well. Because it is low on the glycemic index, many of my Palm Beach Gardens diabetic patients enjoy it as a healthy alternative to sugar. If my Palm Beach Gardens cosmetic dentistry patients complain about frequent dry mouth, I recommend Xylitol gum or mints to stimulate saliva production without promoting tooth decay.

Now, back to the golden question. Is xylitol gum just as effective as brushing your teeth and seeing your Palm Beach Gardens family dentist regularly? Absolutely not! If you cannot brush your teeth after a meal, chewing xylitol gum for five or ten minutes is probably a good idea. However, you should still brush your teeth thoroughly (with a soft brush) after meals and get twice-yearly exams and oral dentistry deep cleanings at your Palm Beach Gardens dentistry clinic.

At Weinberg Dentistry, our goal is to keep your smile healthy and beautiful for life by preventing dental problems before they start. If you postpone Palm Beach Gardens dental visits until you feel pain, you risk losing teeth and most certainly will require more extensive treatment than if the problem was caught earlier. Is it time for a dental exam? Call us at (561) 420-0770 to book an appointment. Our honest and helpful staff is waiting to take care of all your cosmetic dental needs.  We offer sedation dentistry for anxious or fearful patients.

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Weinberg Dentistry
Dr. Brion Weinberg, DDS
 
Cosmetic and sedation dentist Dr. Brion Weinberg, DDS offers top quality dental care in the Juno Beach, FL area. A variety of cosmetic and restorative dentistry treatments are used to enhance smiles
14050 US Highway 1 Ste D
Juno Beach, FL 33408
Call: 561-622-7220561-622-7220 info@CustomSmileDesigns.com
SMILES FOR LIFE
From March to June we have a charity whitening event where all proceeds go to the Joe DiMaggio children pediatric hospital.
If patients do not want to whiten their teeth for any reason, we do ask if they would like to make a donation of at least 10 dollars.
Our office profits in no way from this.
Hours Of Operation
Mon – Wed 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Thu – Fri 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Sat - Sun Closed
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  • Excellent and professional visit. Dr. Weinberg and his staff explained everything to be done and the underlying problem very well.
  • Dr. Weinberg and his staff are top notch! I’ve never experienced such professionalism. What a quick turnaround for dental emergency, I watched them create the crown in 12 minutes. Thank you Dr. B. and wonderful team
  • Many Thanks to Dr. Weinberg and his Team for the wonderful Service I received. Read many articles about the unsuccessful use of “Cerec” on Front Teeth. That may be the case at other Facilities but Dr. Weinberg perfected two beautiful replacement Front Teeth in a couple of days and I couldn’t be more pleased.I will refer everyone and anyone I know to this Dentistry Office.
  • Each & every person in the office is professional & friendly at all times.
  • Dr. Weinberg is the best dentist I’ve ever had and his staff is amazing!!!
  • Dr. Weinberg and his entire staff are top notch and consistently provide my family with the most innovative dental options available. I always feel welcome and assured that I am receiving the best care possible. Thanks to all of you!!!
  • Dr. Weinberg and his staff are always professional, kind and very accommodating. Although I have always has a fear of going to the dentist, this group of professionals always take the time to make me feel totally at ease. I would highly recommend Dr. Weinberg and his staff to anyone in need of cosmetic dentistry. My smile has changed my life!
  • Thanks to Dr. Weinberg and his team, my smile has changed my life. I refrained from smiling throughout my life prior to getting cosmetic dentistry done. Now I am confident and proud of my smile. This has opened so many doors in both my professional and personal life. I get a lot of complements on my smile from friends, family and complete strangers. Thanks to Dr. Weinberg for making my smile so perfect yet natural looking!

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