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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 17, 1988 | Compiled from staff and wire reports
Chewing gum after meals may be the next best thing to brushing for preventing tooth decay--that is, if the gum contains the natural sweetener xylitol, according to a University of Michigan study. Xylitol has been shown to reduce cavities by 50%, said Kauko K. Makinen, a professor of dentistry and biochemistry at the school. Makinen based his findings on a study of 324 11- and 12-year-old children in Ylivieska, a rural community in northern Finland, conducted between 1982 and 1987.
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January 23, 1985 | DOUG SMITH
Shortly after school let out Monday, five girls ages 11 to 13 reported to a second-floor studio in Northridge. There, they are learning how to turn their youthful dash and energy into ladylike charm and make themselves look beautiful. They sat in pink and white directors chairs on a white linoleum floor, facing their own reflections in a wall-length mirror.
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