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Xylitol Health Products
|Combats Dental Cavities|
|Inhibits Dental Plaque|
|Rebuilds Tooth Enamel|
|Fights & Prevents Ear Infections|
|40% Less Calories than sugar|
|Has a low Glycemic Index of 7|
|Safe for Hypoglycemics & Diabetics|
|Discourages growth of yeast including candida albicans|
|Can help fight bad breath|
|May reduce sinus infections|
|May improve athletic performance|
Suggested Use: Recommended Daily Serving of 4-12 grams.
Gum That Stops Cavities. Secret Ingredient: A sweetener that bacteria hate.
Preventing dental cavities never
tasted so good as with xylitol gum, mints and sweetener. Xylitol provides
a clinically proven reduction of dental cavities and dental plaque.
With proper amounts, and frequency of use (two gums or mints four to six times daily), xylitol fights dental cavity growth & formation and reduces destructive bacteria that cause dental plaque & ear infections.
Xylitol promotes remineralization of tooth enamel. Xylitol reduces dental plaque and dental caries by raising the oral pH (less acidic) above the level where bad bacteria can cause tooth decay.
Give yourself and your children the advantage of great dental hygiene by replacing sugar treats and candy with xylitol gum and mints. They will love the great taste. You will love the peace of mind that comes with good health and great reports from your dentist.
If keeping your natural teeth throughout your life is a priority, take advantage of nature's provision and use the xylitol dental hygiene regimen daily.
How to use Xylitol:
There are many applications that use xylitol. Look for products that use xylitol as the primary sweetener and that encourage chewing or sucking to keep the xylitol in contact with your teeth. The best products are 100% xylitol sweetened.
Studies show between 4 to 10 grams of xylitol daily is very effective. That is about 6 to 14 gums or 7 to 18 mints per day. Keeping track of your xylitol intake is easy. You can begin with as little as two pieces of gum or two mints four times a day for a total of four to five grams. It is unnecessary to use more than 15 grams per day.
If used only occasionally such as once per day, xylitol may not be effective regardless of the amount. Use xylitol at least three, and preferably five to seven times every day.
Use immediately after eating and rinsing the mouth by swishing water, if possible. Between meals, use xylitol products in place of ordinary chewing gum, breath mints or breath spray. The key is to consistently use small amounts frequently throughout each day.
In one randomized double-blind study, 857 day care children in Oulu, Finland with a history of recurrent Ear Infections were randomly put into five groups: chewing xylitol gum 5 times a day, swallowing xylitol syrup five times daily or sucking on a xylitol lozenge five times daily.
There were two placebo groups; one took gum the other syrup. At the end of the ear infection season, the children in the xylitol syrup group had 32% fewer ear infections than the placebo syrup group.
The children in the xylitol chewing gum group had 40% fewer episodes of ear infections than the placebo gum control group. The xylitol lozenge group showed fewer instances of ear infections but not a statistically significant reduction probably because the lozenge did not stay in the mouth long enough to be effective.
Gum was chewed for at least five minutes five times daily. Regular xylitol use inhibits Streptococcus mutans and streptococcus pneumoniae bacteria that are responsible for tooth decay and ear infections respectively.
In August 1987 a 12-month study was performed on a sample of 433 8 and 9 year old Montreal schoolchildren with a high cavities rate from low social-economic areas. The children were divided into three groups: one chewed gum with 65% xylitol content, another chewed gum with 15% xylitol content and the control group did not chew gum.
Teachers who supervised the gum chewing for five-minute intervals distributed the gum three times daily. The results showed a 55% reduction in the net decay progression for the children in the two chewing gum groups at the end of twelve months. Additionally, the net decay progression for the 65% xylitol gum group was significantly reduced compared to the 15% xylitol gum group.
The results showed a 33% reduction in the net decay progression for the children in the 65% xylitol gum group in comparison to the 15% xylitol gum group. This suggests a directly proportional relationship of xylitol concentration to decreased cavity progression and occurrence.
These findings are similar to those performed as part of the Turku sugar study during a twelve-month clinical study. This Finnish study was conducted to determine the impact of xylitol versus sucrose chewing gum on cavity incidence. The researchers reported a cavity reduction incidence of 83% in the xylitol chewing gum group compared to the sucrose group. (Scheinin et. al., 1975)
Diabetes and Oral Health Article Link
1. Peldyak John DMD, XYLITOL Sweeten Your Smile, by Advanced Developments Inc., 1996.
2. By Mitchel L. Zoler Philadelphia Bureau, Medscape. From Pediatric News 31(12): 16, 1997.
3. Kandelman D., Gagnon G. Abstract from J Dent Res 66(8): 1407-1411, August, 1987.
4. Xylitol and Upper Respiratory Infections Uhari M, Kontiokari T, Koskela M, Niemela M. Xylitol chewing gum in prevention of acute otitis media: double blind randomized trial. BMJ 1996 Nov 9, 313(7066):1180-4. (Department of Pediatrics, University of Oulu, Finland.)
5. Xylitol and Adherence of Nasal Bacteria Kontiokari T, Uhari M, Koskela M. Antiadhesive effects of xylitol on otopathogenic bacteria. J Antimicrob Chemother 1998 May; 41(5): 563-5. (Department of Pediatrics, University of Oulu, Finland.)