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Tooth Decay Treatment

The enamel covering the part of a tooth below the gum line is the hardest tissue in the body. It is 95 percent mineral, with a high concentration of calcium. Tooth decay, also called cavities or caries, results when the enamel is dissolved by acids. These acids are produced by bacteria living in the oral cavity, particularly Streptococcus mutans and lactobacilli. These bacteria are always present. In fact, an average human mouth contains a number of microorganisms larger than the entire population of the Earth.

The acid that causes tooth decay is a byproduct of bacterial consumption of sugar. When a person ingests foods containing sugar, the bacteria begin producing acids within minutes. Immediately removing sugar from the mouth after eating by brushing and flossing goes a long way toward preventing tooth decay. Unfortunately, that isn't often convenient in today's lifestyle.

Xylitol Gum and Mints
Most sugars are the enemies of good oral health, but there is one type that actually helps prevent decay. Xylitol, a sweetener derived from plants, has been shown to have an anti-bacterial effect, especially on S. mutans. Studies have shown that using xylitol gum or mints immediately after eating can reduce cavities significantly and prevent the formation of new sites of decay.

Sugar free gums and candies made with xylitol have already been endorsed by six national dental associations. At Xylipro.com, we offer 100 percent xylitol-sweetened gum and mints in a variety of flavors. We also carry granular xylitol, which when used to replace sugar further lowers the incidence of tooth decay.

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