Xylitol Quick {Prevention} Facts from Your St. Pete Dentist

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  • Bacteria in the presence of xylitol cannot make biofilm that can become plaque
  • Now in CAMBRA protocol for infants-adults in caries prevention.
  • For dry mouth say Xylitol is moisturizing, hydrating, and soothing
  • Xylitol is a natural 5-carb sugar that bacteria cannot metabolize: this interferes with bacteria’ss ability to produce toxins.
  • Xylitol is produced in our body 5-10 grams daily as part of digestive process
  • Xylitol occurs naturally in berries, dark green vegetables as well as other sources
  • Xylitol encourages or promotes oral health
  • More exposures daily to xylitol (especially for infants and toddlers) you deprive the bacteria of food source, which will weaken the bacteria making it harder for them
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Wonders of Xylitol: re-post from RDH Magazine

 The sweet alternative offers many dental benefits

by Susan Clark, RDHEF

*Originally published by RDH Magazine in April 2011 but is still valid. It be found here: http://www.rdhmag.com/articles/print/volume-31/issue-4/features/wonders-of-xylitol.html or click here. We at Creating Smiles Dental are stressing prevention more than ever and would like to bring articles to our patients that can help with oral and general health. This is one article that is filled with helpful information.
 
Although dental decay is largely preventable, it is still considered the most common chronic infectious disease of children ages 5-17. It is impossible to completely avoid sugar in our diets, so a more realistic approach would be to limit the
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