New Innovations In Oral Care Tech and the One You Missed
Xylitol is a natural sweetener that tastes and looks just like sugar, but is extremely beneficial to teeth and gums. Over the decades that xylitol has been studied researchers have found that xylitol inhibits bacteria from sticking to teeth and gums, and breaks up the bacterial biofilm, the colonies where bacteria thrive.
Studies have shown that using xylitol in products like gum, mints, and toothpaste greatly improve oral health. Dr. Mark Cannon, DDS, MS, a renowned pediatric dentist and researcher from Chicago said, “Xylitol is very effective in preventing tooth decay and gum disease for children and adults. It is also the answer to an ever-growing problem that has harsh consequences like both heart disease and Alzheimer’s down the road if not taken care of.”