Xylitol is a sweet way to beat the bacteria that cause dental disease.
Xylitol is a natural sugar that prevents tooth decay and gum disease by making the bacteria slippery instead of sticky. Bacteria usually make acid from sugar that helps them stick to each other and to your teeth. The acid also melts tooth enamel, causing cavities. Bacteria can’t make acid from xylitol, so they simply slide off the teeth and tooth decay is prevented.
Strive for five exposures to xylitol each day – spread out over the entire day. Start with xylitol toothpaste in the morning, xylitol oral rinse, xylitol chewing gum after meals, xylitol mints or candy after snacks and finish up the day the way you started it with xylitol toothpaste and oral rinse.