Xylitol is an excellent 5 carbon sugar. The bacteria in your mouth cannot feed on it.
Therefore, it does not contribute to the development of cavities or gum disease.
It also creates a protective effect over time with continued use.
Diabetics need not fear xylitol, it will not interfere with your insulin levels. It uses an alternate metabolic pathway to provide energy to your body.
But beware, not all xylitol products are considered equal. NO!
Some manufacturers put a tiny and virtually useless amount of xylitol in their products in order to claim the good publicity that xylitol is enjoying.
See which Xylitol Products I find to be worthwhile.
2. In Europe
3. In Canada
Caution: Animals, especially dogs, should not be given xylitol. While it is perfectly safe for human consumption, some animals cannot tolerate it.
Author: What You Should Know about Gum Disease
* The FDA has not evaluated any statements about any products on this page. If you have or think you might have gum disease or any other health care problem, visit your periodontist or doctor for advice, diagnosis and treatment.