Xylitol is a naturally occurring sweetener, that looks and tastes just like regular table sugar.
What is xylitol?
It has about a third of the calories as table sugar, making it an excellent sugar substitute
It also helps to
Xylitol-containing products have also been shown to
increase salivary flow
, which helps people with dry mouth
Xylitol also works with the increased saliva to help tooth remineralization
Unlike sugar, xylitol is not converted in the mouth to acids that cause tooth decay
Researchers have found that regular use of xylitol chewing gum after meals significantly reduces the risk of tooth decay