Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Dr. Vardy wants to know: What are you doing for the holidays?

It's November, and believe it or not, it's almost holiday season! The holidays are a wonderful season for families to spend time with one another and give thanks for the blessings they have been given throughout the year.

Do you spread hope during the holidays? If so, how? We'd love to hear your stories from years past or your plans for the holidays this year. We invite you to stop by the office, give us a call or share your stories online.

We're also excited to share our holiday plans with you! Keep checking the blog and our social networks in the coming weeks for more information.

Have a great rest of the week!

--Dr. Vardy and the Vardy Orthodontics team

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Dr. Vardy shares a recent study about Xylitol

At Vardy Orthodontics we have known for some time that certain types of chewing gum, cough drops, toothpaste, mouthwash and candy have been found to help prevent tooth decay. Believe it or not, the sugar substitute “Xylitol” was found to be the culprit, helping to prevent bacteria growth that often contributes to cavities. This research was focused on permanent teeth.

But what about baby teeth? Dr. Vardy wants to share with you a study that found Xylitol in an oral syrup was found to have a significant effect on cavity prevention in children between 9-15 months of age.

Before using Xylitol products you should ALWAYS consult your dentist first!

Hope this helps! Give us a call if you have any questions!

--Dr. Vardy and the Vardy Orthodontics team