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By Bohle Family Dentistry
August 30, 2015
Category: Oral Health
GettheFactsAboutPopularArtificialSweeteners

Barley malt, corn syrup, maltodextrin — these and over fifty other label ingredients are all names for refined sugar. Under its various aliases, this sweet carbohydrate is tucked away in three-quarters of packaged foods in the U.S.

Although in recent years the general health effects from too much sugar have gained the spotlight, its effect on dental health has been known for decades. Accumulated sugar in the mouth is a prime food source for bacteria that cause tooth decay and gum disease.

For both general and oral health, people have been looking to artificial alternatives to satisfy their sweet tooth. But do they have their own issues that can impact overall health? Here is an overview of some of the more popular brands of artificial sweeteners and their effect on health.

Saccharin — One of the most widely used artificial sweeteners, saccharin is often used under the names Sweet’N Low or Sugar Twin in low-calorie foods because it contains no calories. According to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) there are no associated health risks with consuming saccharin in recommended servings.

Aspartame — used commonly in beverages as Equal or NutraSweet, aspartame is unsuitable for cooking because its chemical structure breaks down under high heat. Although generally safe for consumption, it can affect people with a rare condition known as phenylketonuria that can’t adequately break down its chemicals.

Sucralose — marketed as Splenda, this sweetener is made by chemically altering refined table sugar so the body can’t process it. This may be one reason it has the most recognized natural flavor profile among consumers and is a market leader. It’s stable at high temperatures, so it’s often used in cooked or baked goods.

Stevia/Erythritol — this combination of an extract from the extremely sweet herb stevia and the sugar alcohol erythritol is marketed as Truvia. Unlike other calorie-free artificial sweeteners, this and other alcohol-based sweeteners have a low calorie level due to sugar alcohol’s characteristic of slow and incomplete absorption during digestion.

Xylitol — although all the previously mentioned sweeteners won’t promote bacterial growth like refined sugar, the sugar alcohol xylitol — often added to chewing gum and mints — has an added benefit: it may actually reduce levels of bacteria most likely to cause decay.

If you would like more information on the effect of sweeteners on dental health, please contact us or schedule an appointment for a consultation. You can also learn more about this topic by reading the Dear Doctor magazine article “Artificial Sweeteners.”


By Dr. Charles Bohle & Bohle Family Dentistry
August 26, 2015
Category: Dental Procedures

Discover Dental Implalnts

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Discover Dental Implants-Here is a great FAQ graphic for you to review.  Graphic by the Tempe Periodontics, LTD

Did you know that dental implants can be used to replace a single tooth, multiple teeth or an entire missing arch of teeth?  The procedure has become so easy for the patient compared with what it was years ago.  Now only a small opening is placed in the gum and the implant is guided into the bone.  The discomfort after the surgery is now very easy compared to years ago.  We often hear our patients say they only took one or two pain pills and many people take none.

We let the implant heal for several months then insert the second stage and place a crown or denture attachment onto that.  Once everything is set and healed a dental implant is just like your natural teeth.

To learn more about dental implalnts at Bohle Familly Dentistry, click here.  You can make an appointment by calling 270-442-0256 or click here.  Visit our Facebook, Google+ and Youtube pages.  #paducahkydentist

 


By Dr. Charles Bohle & Bohle Family Dentistry
August 25, 2015
Category: Oral Health
Tags: soda   sugar and your body  

Learn How Soda Impacts Your Body

Before you drink your next sugary soda, you should read this infographic.  Your body is greatly impacted by what you drink.  In fact, the sugar in just one soda can have a very large impact on your weight, brain, kidneys, bones, heart, lungs and teeth.

Drinking just one soda day equals consuming 39 pounds of sugar in a single year.  Think of that next time you see a pound of sugar sitting on the table.  Multiple that time 39 for your yearly soda intake.

Did you know that the high level of phosphoric acid in colas have been linked to kidney stones.  That makes me hurt just thinking about it.

Drinking soda has been linked to bone density loss and osteoporosis.  It is also linked to increase chance of heart attach and stroke.

Personally, I rarely ever drink a soda, diet or not.  You will feel so much better if you substitute that soda for refreshing water.  You will lose all the negatives of drinking sodas and be better hydrated.  That is a big plus for your body!  Do yourself a favor and try it out.  You will be healthier and you will feel better.

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How Soda Impacts Your Body


By Dr. Charles Bohle & Bohle Family Dentistry
August 20, 2015
Category: Oral Health
Tags: paducah ky dentist   smile   smiling  

Your Smile Is Powerful!

The Power Of Smiling

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Graphic by Portman Healthcare

Your smile is very powerful.  See all the ways it can influence your life.  Who would of thought that improving your smile might get you that promotion you want or land that big date you have been dreaming of.  Find out all the ways Bohle Family Dentistry can improve you smile and maybe your life, click here.  If you are interested in making an appointment to find out all your options, click here.  Please visit our Google+ and YouTube pages.  #paducahkydentist


By Dr. Charles Bohle and Bohle Familly Dentistry
August 18, 2015
Category: Oral Health

Why Do My Wisdom Teeth Hurt?

 

At around the age of 18 years old it is a common issue that a persons wisdom teeth or 3rd molars try to erupt into your mouth.  For many people their jaw is just not long enough to accommodate that last tooth.  What happens many times is that the tooth erupts to its proper position and height but it is not enough for the gum to uncover the tooth.  Something called pericoronitis can then occur.  Because the gum is still over the top of the tooth, food and debris can pack down the backside of the tooth.  That gets infected, swells and causes severe pain.  This is something we see in the 17-21 year old range all the time. 

The only long term treatment of to have the wisdom teeth removed.  It is possible to just calm  the infected gum down but the infection will re-occur until the 3rd molar is removed.  Do yourself a favor when this happens and have all your wisdom removed.

If you would like to find our more about all the services offered at Bohle Family Dentistry, click here.  If you would like to make an appointment call 270-442-0256 or click here.  Please visit our Google+ and YouTube pages.

Graphic by Dental Care Matters

Why Wisdom Teeth Hurt