Thursday, 10 March 2016

Preventative Dentistry

Does Xylitol Help in Preventing Cavities?

Xylitol occurs naturally in fruits and vegetables, and our bodies even produce an estimated 5 to 10 grams each day. Research has found it to be very effective in combating tooth decay due to foods high in sugars and starches. Twenty-five years of clinical research has demonstrated that xylitol is the superior choice for a sweetener that will keep teeth healthy. 

Xylitol is now used in chewing gum, dental products, candy, and various tablets. It has been widely endorsed by European dental associations for its use in consumer products and foods. Research has also found that it works well for allergy sufferers. It comes as a nasal spray and provides better respiratory health. We encourage our patients to use products containing xylitol for better dental care and allergy relief.

Center for Advanced Dentistry   
Ushma Patel, DMD   
6916 McGinnis Ferry Road, Suite 500   
Suwanee, GA 30024   
(770) 623-8750

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