Why Xylitol Works

Why Xylitol Works

The following is information and comments on xylitol and how and why it works so well as a ‘medicine’. Many of the articles referred to below are available at PubMed Central and can be printed from their site–they are hyperlinked in the following. Those referring to...
Effects of Xylitol on Streptococcus mutans

Effects of Xylitol on Streptococcus mutans

The National Library of Medicine recently published an abstract on how xylitol affects Streptococcus mutans. The study was done by researchers from Finland working for Danisco Labs, a branch of DuPont Nutrition and Health, who also make and profit from xylitol, so...
Do Sugar Substitutes Ruin Your Teeth?

Do Sugar Substitutes Ruin Your Teeth?

Consuming sugar substitutes in lieu of sugar is an excellent choice for your body’s over-all health and functionality. But are they good for your teeth? As you well know, consuming sugar can lead to tooth decay and cavities. However, according to the science division...

Dental Journals on Xylitol

Randomized Controlled Trial: A Randomized Controlled Clinical Trial Comparing A Remineralizing Paste with an Antibacterial Gel to Prevent Early Childhood Caries KA Plonka, ML Pukallus, TF Holcombe, AG Barnett… – Pediatric dentistry, 2013 Purpose: The purpose of this...