Thursday, October 17, 2013

Cherry Blossom Tooth Shaped Lollipops!

Are you looking for a unique sugar-free lollipop? Tired of the same old fruit flavors? How about something that will surprise your taste buds with an entirely new experience?

Dr. John’s Cherry Blossom Tooth Shaped Lollipops are a fun and delightfully flavored treat that will surprise your taste buds with an incredible flavor. Our new Cherry Blossom xylitol lollipops were inspired by the Japanese Sakura tree, having a light floral scent and an amazing, yet light, cherry flavor. These unique tooth-shaped treats are sure to be a pleasant surprise for your tastebuds!

The best part about this new, adventurous flavor is that it provides all the benefits of our other xylitol candy selections – offering the same oral health benefits as our line of tooth-shaped lollipops. Each Cherry Blossom lollipop offers 1 gram of xylitol, helping to inhibit tooth decay and increasing salivary flow, making them a perfect treat for those with dry mouth. There are no artificial sweeteners in this delicious lollipop, and the kid-friendly tooth-shape makes them the perfect treat after a trip to the dentist. The fun shape, enticing flavor, and dental health promoting qualities of Dr. John’s Cherry Blossom lollipops make them an excellent choice for dentist, physician, and health care offices alike.

This lollipop also makes the perfect candy for diabetics who are looking for a new, unique flavor; rather than the same tired sugar free candy options. Because of its extremely low glycemic index (xylitol has a GI of 7 compared to glucose’s GI of 100) there is no need to worry about spiking insulin levels.

If you’re looking for a change from the same boring flavors of artificially sweetened sugar free candy, Dr. John’s Cherry Blossom Lollipops deliver a unique flavor, without the harsh chemical aftertaste. Try one today!

Monday, October 14, 2013

A Sweet and Healthy Way to Fight Dry Mouth Caused by Sjögren’s Syndrome

Imagine living every day without enough saliva in your mouth – trying to swallow, to talk, to chew food, and struggling with each task. This constant discomfort is a reality for anyone diagnosed with Sjögren’s Syndrome. Finding a way to produce more saliva – without always sucking on a sugary candy or lozenge – has been a never-ending search for those with dry mouth. But the simple birch tree – and the natural sweetener, xylitol, that it produces – may just be the answer.

About four million Americans live with Sjögren’s Syndrome, an autoimmune condition that attacks the body’s moisture-producing glands, including salivary glands. One of the primary – and most difficult to live with - symptoms of Sjögren’s is dry mouth.

Dry mouth, or xerostomia, is caused by the body producing too little saliva. While saliva is primarily water, it also contains numerous other substances which serve to protect teeth from decay, help with chewing and swallowing, and to lubricate and help cleanse the mouth. When there is too little saliva, all of these functions suffer.

While there are prescription medications that have been developed to help relieve the symptoms of dry mouth, many sufferers find that they still need something to get them through the daily motions of talking, eating, and swallowing. Small sips of water can help, but too much water can actually dilute the small amounts of saliva being produced and decrease its benefits.

Finding ways to stimulate saliva is a constant quest for those living with Sjögren’s. Many turn to candy, gum, and lozenges for that purpose, but of course the sugar often found in those sweets can further promote tooth decay - already a risk in a dry mouth that lacks saliva to rinse away food particles. And “sugar-free” candies, with various artificial sweeteners, may carry their own risks. 

Treats sweetened with xylitol, however, may just be the best of both worlds. Xylitol is a natural extract of the birch tree. It provides a natural sweetness to hard candies and gums, and in fact, it has been shown to actually fight against tooth decay instead of promote it – a big bonus for anyone with dry mouth.

Today there is an amazing array of hard candies, gums, lollipops, and more made with xylitol, and offered in a rainbow of trendy flavors like pomegranate, cherry blossom, mango, and much more (including classic favorites like grape and peppermint.) Visit for a great selection of treats sweetened with xylitol.


Friday, October 4, 2013

Have a Healthier Halloween in 2013 with Dr. John's Candies

Would you believe that the average American will eat 1.2 pounds of candy this Halloween?  Dentists everywhere are reading that and cringing.  And of course there’s no changing that statistic – Halloween, and the mountains of candy that come with it, is here to stay.  What we can change is what’s in the bags of those 41 million trick-or-treaters when they get home - and no, we’re not suggesting you give out pencils or apples.  Your bowl of goodies can still sparkle with brightly colored, tempting sweets that will make those wide-eyed ghosts and ghouls want to dig in with both hands – while you get to be part of the solution to the sugar problem.

Dr. John’s® sugar free candy is different than most anything out there – our candy made with xylitol doesn’t have the aftertaste (or unknown effects) of artificial sweeteners.  These vibrant little treats are perfectly sweetened with xylitol, a natural extract of the birch tree that actually helps to slow tooth decay, instead of promoting it like sugar does.  And they still come in everyone’s favorite flavors – from classics like Cherry, Grape and Orange, to on-trend modern choices like Mango, Pomegranate, and Cherry Blossom.  You’ll find options that are sugar-free, gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan, free of artificial flavors, colors and sweeteners..... but all still full of flavor!

Dr. John’s candies are also the perfect choice for classroom parties!  Are you the parent who always offers to bring the fruit or veggie tray to the party – just so you know there will be at least one healthy option there?  Imagine showing up to the Halloween party with the treat bags this time, filled with sweet, colorful, xylitol candy, and knowing all those little teeth are safe from the scary effects of sugar.  Whether you are shopping for kosher gourmet lollipops, tooth shaped lollipops, parties or trick-or-treating, you’ll find what you need – in bags as small as 6.3 ounces or as big as five pounds!  Our Simply Xylitol® offerings include Assorted Fruit Lollipops, Creamsicle Hard Candies, Caramel Apple Caramels, chocolate with xylitol and much, much more.  Place an order for your princesses and pirates today at

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Tooth Friendly Treats on a Tree! Introducing the Lollipop Tree

Are you looking for a fun & colorful addition to your dental practice or office? How about providing your clients, customers and colleagues with sweet, sugar-free treats with a fun twist? Dr. John’s has just the thing to help spruce up your office and bring smiles to all!

Dr. John’s Lollipop Tree provides a perfect addition to any office! Available in both natural wood and painted white finishes, the Dr. John’s Lollipop tree makes a great way to store your tasty treats! Place it on your reception table or at your desk to encourage your clients and patients to take part in a healthier treat to keep those teeth looking and feeling great!

Each lollipop tree holds 54 lollipops, making it perfect for providing your patients with delicious xylitol lollipops! A tree topper including an invite to enjoy a lollipop is included. The fun, festive tree combined with oval or tooth shaped lollipops makes for an attractive addition to your office and is sure to be enjoyed by patients young and old. Dr. John’s offers more than 10 varieties of xylitol lollipops – tooth shaped and oval -- so you can offer a variety of treats your patients will be sure to love! Browse our selection of lollipops today to customize your  tree of healthy treats!

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

New DecaDENTS™ Coming Soon: Enter To Win!

For diabetics and those with a sensitivity to sugar – as well as those looking to cut back on overall sugar consumption – there’s always been a lack of GOOD sugar free chocolate. Most sugarless chocolate contains off-tasting, overly sweet and fake artificial sweeteners that tastes nothing like real chocolate, leaving chocolate fans thoroughly disappointed.

Dr. John’s is proud to offer a line of chocolate treats made with natural, delicious, birch-derived xylitol. Our line of DecaDENTS™ chocolate treats has been incredibly popular with our customers who are looking for a delicious sugar-free chocolate treat, offering a variety of flavors and filling for any taste – from sweet  coconut and crispy pecans to rich caramel, refreshing mint and creamy peanut butter – all while delivering a healthy dose of xylitol.

Now, Dr. John’s Candies is excited to announce the addition of FOUR new delicious xylitol chocolate treats to the DecaDENTS™ lineup, giving our customers even more ways to enjoy delicious chocolate without sugar or artificial sweeteners!

  • Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Caramels – One of the most popular chocolate varieties, sea salt is now a common addition to dark chocolate, giving it even more flavor and richness. Dr. John’s spin on this great treat keeps all the salty, sweet goodness while removing sugar!
  • Dark Chocolate Covered Toffee With Almonds – Crisp English-style toffee is a timeless chocolate treat, but also one of the most harmful for your teeth! Now, you can enjoy the great combination of almonds and toffee while actually preserving dental health, with Dr. John’s® Simply Xylitol® Chocolate Covered Toffee!
  • Dark Chocolate Raspberry – Looking for a unique fruit and chocolate flavor combination? The perfect combination of tart, sweet raspberries and silky dark chocolate will add a little bit of extravagance to your day, without the sugar found in other indulgences.
  • Dark Chocolate Orange and Almonds – The taste of chocolate and orange calls back to our childhood (remember chocolate oranges at Christmas?) – this xylitol treat brings bright, orange flavor; dark, rich chocolate; and crispy, flavorful almonds all together into one sweet, creamy sugar free treat that’s sure to please tastebuds young and old.

Interested in trying these delicious sugar free treats? Comment on this blog post below to enter to win a FREE 15-piece box of any of our new xylitol chocolate treats! Let us know which flavor you’re most excited to try! – and what flavors you’d like to see us offer next! 

One winner will be randomly chosen on October 15th, 2013.  You must have a shipping address within the 48 contiguous United States to win.