Below is a list of links with dental related information you may find useful.

Take Meds Seriously - Home Page
Take Meds Seriously - Safe Disposal
Take Meds Seriously - Safe Use
Take Meds Seriously - Safe Storage
ADP Early Childhood Caries Prevention Protocol
You Tube News Video about Silver Diamine Fluoride
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Oregon Prescription Drug Monitoring Program Information
Oregon Prescription Drug Disposal Site Information
Oregon Prescription Drug Disposal Site Locations



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A healthy, natural sweetener

Pure Xylitol is a white crystalline substance that looks and tastes like sugar. It is a naturally occurring 5-carbon sugar alcohol found in many fruits and vegetables and produced in small amounts by the human body. For commercial use, it is manufactured from xylan hemicellulose sources such as Birch trees, cane bagasse and corn cobs/stalks. It is the sweetest of the polyols with the same sweetness as sugar (sucrose) but with 40% fewer calories and none of the negative tooth decay or insulin release effects of sugar.

Classified on labels as a carbohydrate, Xylitol has been used in foods since the 1960s and is approved in the U.S. as a food additive in unlimited quantity for foods with special dietary purposes and is safe for use by those with diabetes or hypoglycemia.

Over 25 years of testing clinical testing confirms that Xylitol is the best sweetener for teeth. Its use has been shown to reduce instances of tooth decay by up to 80%. Sugarfree chewing gums and candies made with this sweetener have already received official endorsements from six national dental associations.

Health Benefits:
1. Xylitol is one of bacterias natural enemies. When certain harmful bacteria enter the body, they attach to the membranes of the nose and throat. They begin to culture and grow, causing infection and .

When exposed to Xylitol (specifically Strep pneumo and H Flu), these harmful bacteria lose their ability to adhere to infected membranes and are not able to grow. Unlike most antibiotics, which kill the majority of bacteria and leave the resistant "super bacteria" behind, Xylitol merely flushes harmful bacteria away.

2. Significant dental benefits. These benefits have been confirmed in numerous field studies conducted throughout the world and has lead to official endorsements by the dental association in Finland, Norway, Sweden, England, Ireland, Estonia and the Netherlands of products containing high levels of this sweetener.

Xylitol has been clinically proven to:

     Fight and lessen the occurrence of Inner Ear and Sinus Infection

     Fight and Reduce Plaque

     Fight Cavities
     Reduces the secretion of Plaque Acids

     Facilitate the Remineralization of Tooth Enamel

Xylitol is also:
     Recommended by Dentists, Medical Doctors, Periodontists, Pediatricians and many health organizations and health professionals worldwide.

     Recommended as a sweetener for diabetics and people with hypoglycemia. It has a LOW GLYCEMIC INDEX (7) and has little effect on blood sugar levels.

     Recommended as a natural replacement for fluoride. Clinical studies show that Xylitol helps reduce cavities up to 80%. It reduces plaque and allows fluoride to more easily penetrate teeth.