Xylitol

An easy way for you and your family to fight tooth decay and reduce cavities.

 
Xylitol is an all-natural sweetener found in fruits and vegetables, and even birch trees. The human body produces Xylitol during normal metabolism.
 
Discovered in 1891 by a German chemist, Emil Fischer, Xylitol has been used since the 1960s as a sweetener in foods such as chewing gum, mints, jellies and chocolate. Xylitol can also be found in oral health products including throat lozenges, cough syrup, children’s chewable vitamins, toothpaste and mouthwash.

Xylitol Works to Reduce Tooth Decay

Bacteria in the mouth produce acid that weakens teeth and causes cavities. These bacteria cannot be stopped by brushing and flossing alone. Studies show that Xylitol reduces cavity-causing bacteria and the amount of acid in the mouth.

Plaque Decreases with Use of Xylitol

Plaque, which is invisible, is constantly forming a sticky film on your teeth. Unless removed, plaque builds up on your gum line and can lead to gum disease. Gum disease has been linked with health problems as serious as heart disease and diabetes.

Studies at the Dental Schools of Michigan and Indiana Universities have found a significant decrease of plaque buildup due to use of mints and chewing gum with Xylitol.

Take Xylitol Every Day

To effectively fight acid-producing bacteria you need 2 grams of Xylitol 3 times a day (for a total of 6 grams). In just four weeks of Xylitol use, decay-causing bacteria are can be reduce more than a third. The most popular and easiest dose of Xylitol is gum. Two pieces of gum contain two grams of Xylitol.

Benefits of Xylitol
  • Ideal for both adults and children
  • Safe and effective
  • No unpleasant aftertaste
  • Helps reduce dental cavities
  • Reduces plaque
  • Increases saliva flow, which helps repair damaged tooth enamel
  • Acceptable for non-insulin-dependent diabetics