Xylitol is a naturally derived sweetener. 90% of all sugars are digested in the mouth; therefore cause tooth decay. The absence of sugar in the mouth (Xylitol) decreases oral bacterial growth, which is a key component of tooth decay.
The CDC recognizes early childhood tooth decay as the Number ONE chronic disease affecting 28% of the 25 million American children under the age of six.
It is also highly effective in Adults reducing bacteria as much as 70%, as shown in over 200 articles on this subject. Thus, with the reduction of bacteria, the better chance you have of preventing periodontal disease from occurring. It is safe for patients with diabetes, and geriatric patients, since it is safe to swallow, and it also helps prevent dry mouth.
Wouldn’t you want fewer cavities, and a better fighting chance against gum disease? The key is to use a clinical concentration of xylitol in the range of 6 to 10 grams per day.