The Sweet Truth about Xylitol and Why You Should Use it
Oral Care / November 23, 2017

How would you like to eat candy and not get cavities?  Imagine your little ones eating gummi bears and lollipops with no worries of bad dental check-ups.  Interested?  There is a solution: xylitol. Xylitol Sweetner Xylitol is a natural sugar found in plants such as bamboo, grass, hardwood trees, fruit, vegetables, mushrooms, and coconut shells.  It is not a sugar substitute.  It is safe to consume and is even produced in the liver. While sugar feeds the bacteria in our mouths causing acid production and more plaque build-up, xylitol starves the bacteria eliminating aced production.  Xylitol penetrates Strep mutans (cavity-causing bacteria), interfering with the growth of the bacteria.  This action greatly reduces cavity formation.  In addition, xylitol can buffer an already acidic mouth by neutralizing the acids. Granulated Xylitol Unfortunately, cavity formation is on the rise due to children drinking less milk and more juice, soda, energy drinks, canned tea, and bottled water without fluoride.  Fortunately, three to five servings of xylitol a day greatly reduces the risk of cavity formation. Xlear Nasal Wash Xylitol is a benefit to people having diabetes as it doesn’t raise blood sugar to unsafe levels, and it reduces the level of insulin needed.  An…