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The Benefits of Xylitol

By Jill Feilmeier on June 20, 2013 in Dental Health


I'm sure you've heard the word xylitol thrown around by your dentist and dental hygienist during your bi-annual visits. No, it's not code for a procedure and no, it is not some new dental gadget they are raving about.

Xylitol is a sweetener than occurs naturally and is found in many fruits and veggies, including mushrooms and berries. It is just as sweet as sugar and has 33% less calories, making it the perfect substitution for tooth-decay causing sucrose.

Those are the basics but the great thing about xylitol is that it is actually GOOD for your oral health.

Xylitol actually PREVENTS bacteria from clinging to your teeth!
Xylitol REPAIRS damage to the enamel of your teeth!
Xylitol TASTES just as good as sugar!

What more can you ask for than an addition to your gum that actually helps your teeth?

If you want to jump on the Xylitol train, go to