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The Healthy Mouth
Richard A. Miller DDS,FAGD
A Preventive Dental Practice
a sugar alcohol
sugar with 33% less calories
found in fruit and vegetables
organic and all natural
your liver produces 15 gm per day
can protect your teeth from decay
How does xylitol help?
bad bacteria consume xylitol
bad bacteria can't use the xylitol for energy
xylitol causes bad bacteria to decrease in number
xylitol promotes the growth of good bacteria
xylitol raises the pH of the mouth
xylitol promotes remineralization of the teeth
Xylitol versus other sugar substitutes
5-carbon sugar while others are 6-carbon sugars
sorbitol another sugarless sweetener can be used by bacteria
other sugar substitutes don't cause the death of bad bacteria
xylitol is an all-natural sweetener
How to use xylitol
try to get 5 to 6 exposures to xylitol per day
after 5-6 weeks the bad bacteria start to die off
start off slow and build to 5-6 gm per day
xylitol mints are a convenient way to get the 5-6 daily exposures
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