Xylitol and the prevention of tooth decay

Dentist Gina Gonzalez, DDS, shares advice for parents on the best product to help prevent tooth decay in your child and where it can be found
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Xylitol and the prevention of tooth decay

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Products that contain Xylitol do help prevent tooth decay. Xylitol is a natural sugar that is found in plants. It actually helps break up the matrix that plaque is formed on. It helps minimize or diminish plaque. When you don't have plaque, the bacteria in the mouth is very diminished. Therefore, it's very helpful to use these products to minimize the ability of plaque breaking down and creating decay. These products come in gum form, they come in toothpastes and rinses, and they are readily available in a lot of the health food stores.

Dentist Gina Gonzalez, DDS, shares advice for parents on the best product to help prevent tooth decay in your child and where it can be found

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Gina Gonzalez, DDS

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Dr. Gina Gonzalez, DDS has been interested in dental care most of her life. She started working as a dental assistant in high school.  After graduating, she pursued her career by attending the University of Southern California from which she earned a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene in 1982.  She was involved in creating new standards for dental hygiene in Spain where she also developed a dental hygiene school.

Dr. Gina Gonzalez earned her doctorate of dental surgery from the USC School of Dentistry in 1991.  As a lifelong learner, Dr. Gonzalez continues to study preventive and esthetic dentistry at renowned educational institutions all over the United States.  Her certifications include CEREC technology and Invisalign.  In addition to providing superb dental services to patients in her office, she dedicates her knowledge and skill to many philanthropic projects in the community and worldwide.  Annually, she is involved in a dental mission to Guatemala in which she provides dental care to people who would go without it otherwise.  She also regularly serves the elderly in Southern California through the Oral Eldercare Program. Dr. Gina Gonzalez is part of the USC School of Dentistry Board of Directors and is a member of the American Dental Association and the California Dental Association.   

In her leisure time, she enjoys Salsa dancing, participating in the art of Krav Maga and entertaining her two wonderful daughters.

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