Xylitol Use

The Benefits of Xylitol

  • Helps prevent tooth decay by reducing plaque formation
  • Blocks the acids that demineralize tooth enamel
  • Reduce gingival inflammation
  • Stimulates saliva
  • Indirectly raises the pH level to be more alkaline
  • Repairs damaged enamel by stimulating saliva which contains the minerals calcium and phosphate to remineralize enamel
  • Helps expecting mothers improve cavity risks in children

Proper use

  • Use 7-10 times per day
  • Frequency is more important than quantity

Products Containing Xylitol

  • Gum, Mints, Toothpaste, Mouth Wash, and Candies, Nasal and Mouth Sprays
  • Xylitol partnered with erythritol provides extra oral health benefits (other sweeteners can counteract the benefits)

Where to find these products

 Precautionary Notice

  • Can be poisonous to dogs
  • Slowly introduce into your diet – may cause gastrointestinal discomfort if consumed too quickly or frequently