My Kids Love Candy and Soda - What Can I Do?

Consider Xylitol! What is Xylitol?

Xylitol is a five- carbon sugar alcohol derived primarily form forest and agricultural materials, particularly birch and other hardwood trees. It is also found in fruit (yellow plums), berries (strawberries and raspberries), vegetables (endive ), and fungi (mushrooms). Xylitol is also produced in the human liver, which explains why it’s safe for human consumption.

How Does It Work?

In short, consuming xylitol stops the cavity-causing bacteria from growing significantly reduces the risk of cavity formation.. Not only is xylitol free from cavity-causing acids, it can actually help prevent cavities when used as an alternative to sucrose (sugar).

Xylitol actually helps the remineralization (hardening and strengthing) of weakened teeth.

Xylitol comes in both a grandulated form like sugar but it is available in many popular products such as gum and candy. Check the label and look for xylitol.

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Kids love the great taste while parents can feel confident that they are giving their kids a treat which actually helps improve dental health.