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Xylitol’s Role – Protecting Teeth, Naturally

Oral-systemic link and xylitol's roleThe war against cavities and oral disease has been a constant, ongoing battle. But cavities beware because the tides have turned at Smile For Life Dental in Elgin.

Dr. Lodding is offering a natural substance that will increase the strength of your teeth in order to fight off cavity-causing bacteria. This substance is called xylitol, which the American Association for Oral Systemic Health (AAOSH) describes it as “sweet as candy” but “a warrior in disguise.” Smile For Life Dental and the AAOSH are closely connected in educating the public of the connection between the health of the mouth and the body, also referred to as the oral-systemic link, and xylitol is an important material for a healthy mouth, as it disarms the bacteria in your mouth.

What is xylitol? It’s a form of sugar called polyol, which can be found naturally in fruit and vegetables. Unlike the sugar sucrose, which creates acid that deteriorates tooth structure, xylitol adheres bacteria from tooth surfaces, keeping your teeth healthy and protected against cavities. AAOSH says that regular use of xylitol will reduce tooth decay by 80%, resulting to re-hardening of the teeth.

Dr. Lodding strongly recommends the regular use of xylitol, and you can now get straight xylitol from Smile For Life Dental. Xylitol is also available in many sugarfree gums, which is prudent to chew after meals. Please call Dr. Lodding today to schedule an appointment and learn more about the benefits of xylitol.