1) What is xylitol?
Xylitol is naturally found in nature. Xylitol is an artificial sweetener used as a replacement to help keep your mouth healthy. Unlike other sugar replacements, xylitol is actively beneficial for dental health because it reduces all caries to a third and also is helpful to remineralization. Remineralization is a process in which minerals are returned to the molecular structure of the tooth itself.
Many have a misunderstanding that xylitol is merely a sugar replacement. While this is true, there are many products with xylitol that can help keep your teeth and oral problems away. Here at AllXylitol we have researched and found the best products to help keep your mouth healthy while enjoying a great flavor. The taste is very difficult to differentiate from sugar but the benefits are truly amazing.
2) What are the benefits of xylitol?
Xylitol has 33% fewer calories than sucrose with roughly the same sweetness. It has been proven to reduce the incidence of middle ear infection in children who use it daily (chewing gum, nasal spray, etc). Xylitol is safe for people with diabetes because it does not affect insulin levels. That being said, it does affect dog insulin levels and can be deadly to them. So please... don't let your dog eat your homework or your xyiltol products!
3) Can xylitol improve my dental/oral health?
Xylitol can most definitely help improve oral and dental health! Daily use has shown to help stop the production of tooth-decay. It can do this because of it's noncariogenic five-carbon structure that keeps it from being metabolized by bacteria. Regular use of xyiltol can prevent plaque from gaining hold on dental surfaces. Xylitol enhances the remineralization of teeth, decreases bacteria, and can help make cavities less sensitive by killing bacteria.
4) Is xylitol recommended by dentists?
Yes! Dentists recommend frequency as being more important than quantity when taking xyilitol products. Dentists recommend that we replace the carbohydrates and sugars that are in the mouth with xyiltol. We can do this with mints that you suck on, gum that you chew, mouthwash, toothpaste, etc. Anything that stimulates saliva and helps wash out sugar resiudes or whatever we recently ate.
"Dentists and nutritionists alike encourage the use of xylitol due to its unique and clinically proven dental benefits."-Dr. David. W. TantonX