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Xylitol Is A Natural Sweetener With Dental Components.

Posted on 6/19/2023 by Evan
Xylitol Is A Natural Sweetener With Dental Components.Xylitol is one of the sweeteners used in sugar-free products such as chewing gums and mints. It is a promising component of fighting against tooth decay and cavities. It is naturally found in plants, fruits, and vegetables. Xylitol is proven to have beneficial value to your oral health.

How Does Xylitol Help Your Teeth?

Xylitol helps maintain the proper oral pH of your mouth. It aids in the production of saliva, neutralizing the components in your mouth, and keeping them alkaline. Well, enough saliva production in the mouth has many benefits, such as keeping your mouth hydrated, which is part of dental hygiene. The mouth also has an improved smell since food particles are cleaned by saliva.

The frequent use of substances with xylitol helps prevent oral diseases such as gum diseases. It also reduces the chances of getting tooth cavities since it keeps the enamel strong. When you eat sugary foods, the bacteria in your teeth form acids that destroy your tooth enamel by breaking it down.

How Xylitol Reduces Cavities

Xylitol can be used as a substitute for table sugar since it contains fewer calories and does not cause tooth decay, as is the case with sugar, which feeds cavity-causing bacteria due to its acidic nature. It reduces the formation of new cavities in the mouth and even reverses existing cavities.

When fighting oral health diseases and infections, xylitol is a great deal. Products containing xylitol are advisable and can be used by anyone of any age. You can also start chewing xylitol gums immediately after a meal for your dental health practice. You might opt to use a toothpaste containing xylitol.

Consult our dentist to learn more about xylitol and where to find it. If you have been using it and there is no change in your dental health, visit us today for a consultation and further examinations.

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