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Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Dental Benefits of Xylitol

Does the amount of sugar you consume on a daily basis have you worried about the status of your tooth’s enamel? If so, our doctors at Flossophy dental recommend that you switch to sugar-free products that contain xylitol. Xylitol is a natural sugar alcohol that helps prevent cavities. It is equal in sweetness and volume to sugar and can be consumed through chewing gum, candies, and dental products.

Xylitol is found most commonly in chewing gum and mints but is also found naturally in many fruits and vegetables, including corn, raspberries, and plums. Unlike sucrose (regular table sugar), the main culprit associated with tooth decay, xylitol is not broken down by the most prominent decay-causing bacteria to produce acid. In fact, xylitol also prevents bacteria from sticking to the teeth. Because the bacteria in the mouth that are causing cavities are unable to digest xylitol, their growth is greatly reduced. The result is a healthy smile that you can be proud of.

If you have questions about tooth decay, please give us a call. To learn more about the services we provide here at Flossophy Dental, visit www.flossophydental.ca for more information. To schedule an appointment with one of our doctors in Edmonton, AB, call 780-306-9333.

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