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The benefits of Xylitol The benefits of Xylitol
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... The benefits of Xylitol

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.

xylitol wipes

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.

xylitol tooth gel

Using xylitol is especially important if one is looking for fluoride-free options for their families.

My North Vancouver Dental office is presently accepting new patients. Please email us to book your appointment for the whole family – reception@thirdstreetdental.com. Thanks for reading!

Third Street Dental - Dr. Melissa Skinner

Dr. Melissa Skinner is a family dentist in North Vancouver. Originally from the North Shore, she is happy to be home, helping her community have healthy and beautiful smiles. Her practice is at Third Street Dental in the lower Lonsdale area. To connect with Melissa, visit her website, follow her on Twitter and like her on Facebook.

  • Lynette

    September 13, 2016 #1 Author

    Hi Jessica can you please tell me were I can find xylitol powder. I’m from South Africa and used it for the last couple of years many thanks ????
    Regards
    Lynette Ho

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    • Jessica Blumel

      September 13, 2016 #2 Author

      Hi Lynette! I would try Whole Foods or London Drugs! :)

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