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LISTINGS

Sean S. Khodai, Enhanced Dental Concepts, 1420 East Roseville Parkway, Suite 210, Roseville; (916) 791-2907, enhanceddentalconcepts.com

 

Marvin Koh, 785 Hana Way, Suite 201, Folsom; (916) 983-2262, marvinkohdds.com

 

Kenneth Koyasako, 930 Florin Road, Suite 202, Sacramento; (916) 393-7095

 

Edward Kumasaki, 925 Secret River Drive, Suite D, Sacramento; (916) 395-3660

 

Kevin M. Kurio, 4800 Granite Drive, Suite 8B, Rocklin; (916) 632-1220

 

Merlin L. Lai, Arena Family Dental Care, 4050 Truxel Road, Suite B, Sacramento; (916) 515-1764, arenafamilydentalcare.com

 

Gertrude Y. Lee, Rocklin Family Dental Group, 4750 Rocklin Road, Suite 100, Rocklin; (916) 315-3558, rocklinfamilydental.com

 

Gordon Q. Lee, 1029 Jefferson Boulevard, Suite C, West Sacramento; (916) 371-2591

 

Ronald C. Lee, 1966 Del Paso Road, Suite 100, Sacramento; (916) 928-9212, ronaldcleedds.com*

 

Steven F. Lee, Yamamoto and Lee, 2416 Professional Drive, Roseville; (916) 783-5241, RosevilleFamilyDentist.com

 

Jeffery Little, 344 Placerville Drive, Suite 19, Placerville; (530) 626-9127, jefflittledds.com

 

Steve Longoria, Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry, 1568 Creekside Drive, Suite 205, Folsom; (916) 983-2900, stevelongoria.com*

 

Douglas A. Lott, Dental Care by Design, 1315 Alhambra Boulevard, Suite 220, Sacramento; (916) 448-5458, sacsmiles.com

 

Thomas N. Ludlow, Expressions in Dentistry, 2304 East Bidwell Street, Folsom; (916) 983-6767, folsomexpressionsindentistry.com

 

Davis Lum, 3315 Alta Arden Expressway, Suite A, Sacramento; (916) 487-3822

 

Jeffrey J. Ma, 2650 21st Street, Suite 5, Sacramento; (916) 452-5264

 

Denise Y. Mar, Mar & Yee Dental, 7213 Fawn Way, Sacramento; (916) 391-5145, mardental.com

 

Jerry H. Martin, 4150 Douglas Boulevard, Suite A, Granite Bay; (916) 791-2733, jerrymartindds.com*

 

Marleen Mayumi Masuoka, 8080 Madison Avenue, Suite 202, Fair Oaks; (916) 966-9900, drmasuoka.com

 

Rick Mathews, 1111 24th Street, Suite 101, Sacramento; (916) 447-4643, rickmathewsdds.net

XYLITOL: ONE MORE WEAPON IN THE WAR AGAINST CAVITIES

David Crippen, D.D.S.

A natural-sugar alcohol alongside mannitol and sorbitol (names you may recognize from sugarless products), xylitol, which inhibits the growth of cavity-causing bacteria, shows the greatest cavity-preventing promise of them all, according to the California Dental Association.

Local dentists are seeing the value in xylitol, too, including David Crippen, D.D.S., a board-certified pediatric dentist with Capital Pediatric Dentistry, a private practice in Sacramento.

‚ÄúI recommend¬†xylitol¬†to my patients (ages 0‚Äď18) and their parents,‚ÄĚ says¬†Crippen. ‚ÄúNot only can adults benefit from the same anti-cavity effects that children experience, but cavity-causing bacteria are first transmitted to children by their primary caregiver, and the longer a child is without these bacteria, the lower their risk of cavities throughout childhood.‚ÄĚ

Xylitol¬†is most commonly found in gum and mints, and the longer it‚Äôs in contact with teeth, the more effective it is, making gum perhaps the better choice. But the chosen product must be age-appropriate, notes¬†Crippen. ‚ÄúFor children too young to chew gum, I recommend a product called¬†Spiffies, which are individually packaged¬†xylitol-sweetened¬†tooth wipes,‚ÄĚ he says.

Optimally, xylitol gum or mints should be used three to five times daily, for a total intake of 5 grams, according to the CDA. But don’t rush the process: Gum should be chewed for at least 5 minutes, and mints should be allowed to dissolve, to ensure adequate exposure to teeth.

Though¬†xylitol¬†has been approved for safety by the FDA and other agencies, everything has a downside‚ÄĒand here it is:¬†Xylitol¬†can cause abdominal distress or diarrhea (especially in higher doses) and should be kept far away from Fido, as it can be lethal to dogs.‚ÄĒCathy¬†Cassinos

√Ę‚ā¨‚ÄĻLISTINGS

Shane R. Panter, 1420 East Roseville Parkway, Suite 220, Roseville; (916) 773-1977, doctorpanter.com

Benjamin P. Pelka, 11230 Gold Express Drive, Suite 301, Gold River; (916) 635-9605

Paul Stanley Phillips, East Sac Dental, 1273 32nd Street, Sacramento; (916) 452-7874, eastsacdental.com*

Mark D. Phipps, Comfortable Dentistry, 161 Palm Avenue, Suite 12, Auburn; (530) 885-0697, phipps-dental.com*

Curtis P. Pon, Laguna Creek Family Dentistry, 5030 Laguna Boulevard, Suite 108, Elk Grove; (916) 684-4888, lagunacreekdentistry.com

Daniel Mazza, Mazza Dental Care, 604 Railroad Avenue, Winters; (530) 795-2222

Timothy Mickiewicz, Mickiewicz Dental Care, 3401 Folsom Boulevard, Suite A, Sacramento; (916) 457-7710, drmickdds.com

Mahnaz Moussavi, Summit Dental, 25004 Blue Ravine Road, Suite 111, Folsom; (916) 355-8400, summitdentalpractice.com

Dayle K. Murray, 1204 Cottonwood Street, Suite Two, Woodland; (530) 662-8115

John Gregory Nahorney, 2525 K Street, Suite 207, Sacramento; (916) 446-7722, jgregorynahorney.com*

Charles N. Newens, 3609 Mission Avenue, Suite E, Carmichael; (916) 332-9240, drnewens.com

Julie A. O’Brien, Dr. Roullier-Bunz DDS. & Dr. O’Brien DDS., 4230 Rocklin Road, Suite E-2, Rocklin; (916) 624-0676

Michael R. O’Brien, 925 Secret River Drive, Suite C, Sacramento; (916) 391-9200, michaelobriendds.com

Deborah H. Owyang, 1435 Alhambra Boulevard, Suite 104, Sacramento; (916) 454-2919, drsowyang.com

 

Gregory Owyang, 1435 Alhambra Boulevard, Suite 104, Sacramento; (916) 454-2919, drsowyang.com

 

M. Jean T. Rabadam, Camden Dental Care, 9170 Elk Grove Florin Road, Suite D, Elk Grove; (916) 686-2888, camdendentalelkgrove.com*

 

Mai-ly H. Ramirez, Fountains Dental Excellence, 1186 Roseville Parkway, Suite 120, Roseville; (916) 780-3000, fountainsdentist.com*

 

Frank J. Resch, Blue Oak Dental, 5410 Park Drive, Rocklin; (916) 435-2475, blueoakdentalrocklin.com

 

John Riach, American River Dental, 10350 Coloma Road, Rancho Cordova; (916) 362-9247, americanriverdental.com

 

David H. Roholt, Pier 210 Dental Group, 210 Lincoln Way, Auburn; (530) 885-5696, pier210dental.com*

 

Christy K. Rollofson, Elk Grove Family Dentistry, 9727 Elk Grove-Florin Road, Suite 270, Elk Grove; (916) 685-2105, elkgrovedds.com

 

Sean A. Roth, 2370 East Bidwell Street, Suite 110, Folsom; (916) 983-1114, gotsmilefolsom.com

 

William Schaedler, 1822 Professional Drive, Sacramento; (916) 483-5100, williamschaedlerdds.com

 

Jason A. Scorza, Stanford Ranch Family Dentistry, 5800 Stanford Ranch Road, Suite 110, Rocklin; (916) 435-4222, scorzadds.com

 

Sahil Sethi, Sutter Terrace Dental Group, 3001 P Street, Suite A, Sacramento; (916) 447-6453, sutterterracedental.com

 

Howard T. Shempp, 1791 Oak Avenue, Suite D, Davis; (530) 758-4900, shemppdds.com

 

Cindy Y. Shen, 103 Scripps Drive, Suite 10, Sacramento; (916) 929-2841, cindyshendds.com

 

Stefanie A. Shore, 6660 Coyle Avenue, Suite 240, Carmichael; (916) 966-4341, shoredentistry.com

 

Darce A. Slate, Pure Dentistry, 6512 Lonetree Boulevard, Suite 100, Sacramento; (916) 780-1000, puredentistry.net*

 

Gregory R. Smith, 600 Oak Street, Roseville; (916) 786-9066