Dr Dental – Xylitol
Gum-Chewers Have Reason to Smile about xylitol.
Xylitol is a natural sweetener found in plants and fruits that the FDA approved as a food additive. Xylitol is now appearing in sugar-free gum, mints, and toothpaste. Xylitol is sweet-as-sugar and low in calories, and studies show it may help reduce and prevent cavities. Research confirms that of all factors studied, xylitol most likely inhibits the growth of Streptococcus mutants, the oral bacteria that cause cavities.