Did you know that just by chewing a little piece of the right kind of gum you can:
It may sound too good to be true, but one important ingredient can make all the difference: Xylitol.
Xylitol is not just another unhealthy artificial sweetener. Instead, it’s a naturally occurring sugar alcohol that does far more than keep glycemic levels healthy and low. Of course it does that too without compromising taste or sweetness, but it can also make a major difference in your oral health.
How Xylitol Gum Protects Your Mouth
One of the most common causes of oral health problems is a bacteria called Streptococcus mutans — the bacteria mostly responsible for plaque. This bacteria feeds on sugars and carbohydrates that linger in your mouth. Since Xylitol does not produce the carbohydrates the plaque needs to live, the bacteria injests Xylitol, fills with a substance that offers no nutrition, and starves. That means your oral oral bacteria levels drop — sometimes by up to 75%!
Other Benefits of Xylitol Gum
Killing bacteria is exciting enough, but chewing a piece of Xylitol gum can do even more:
To learn more about how chewing Xylitol can benefit your oral health, or for suggestions about which Xylitol products to use, give my Mill Creek dental office a call today.
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