R&B Dental Tip of the Week: Xylitol
Xylitol is a natural sweetener derived from the fibrous parts of plants and birch trees. It does not break down like sugar and can help keep a neutral pH level in the mouth. Research has shown that the daily use of Xylitol containing products such as foods, chewing gum, candies, and toothpaste can significantly reduce the rate of cavity formation and help repair damage to enamel in both adults and children.
Here are a few reasons to use Xylitol:
Xylitol is a tasty, perfect sugar substitute
Boosts oral health by inhibiting the growth of cavity-causing bacteria
Can be used for baking a wide range of tasty treats
Ask Tina or Sonya at your next dental visit for more information!