Xylitol is a natural, non-fermentable sweetener that helps restore a proper pH balance in the mouth. Xylitol is not a sugar, but a sugar alcohol. And the bacteria in the mouth cannot use this sugar to produce decay.
It’s a dentist’s dream, as it protects the teeth, and prevents cavities. It also stimulates saliva flow.
Here are some products you can use to get the benefits of xylitol.
For babies, I recommend Aleva Baby Mouth Wipes. These wipes are natural, contain xylitol, and are a great oral care tool to use after meals. For children, there are toothpastes and chewing gums that contain xylitol. Here’s a link with some options.
Using xylitol is especially important if one is looking for fluoride-free options for their families.
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