Chew xylitol gum to maintain your oral health

By October 2, 2017 Hygienist Tips

Chew xylitol gum to maintain your oral health!

Xylitol is a natural sweetener that is derived from plants, vegetables, and some fruits.

Chewing gum that contains xylitol is beneficial especially after meals!  Xylitol will neutralize the pH in the oral cavity and reduce the time your teeth are exposed to an acidic environment that is proven to weaken enamel.

For those who have xerostomia or “dry mouth”, chewing gum with xylitol will help stimulate salivary flow to keep enamel strong and relieve the discomfort associated with dry mouth.

Xylitol will also reduce the cavity causing bacteria by interfering with the bacteria’s metabolism.

In addition, the act of chewing gum will help reduce plaque build-up.

Xylitol should be the first ingredient, and only sweetener ingredient listed on the back of the product to receive the full product to receive the full therapeutic benefits!