Xylitol is a natural sweetener derived from the fibrous parts of plants and is used to sweeten sugar free gum and mints. But it is not just a low calorie sweetener – it is also a cavity fighter.
Your body doesn’t digest Xylitol the way it does sugar.Unlike sugar, which stimulates the growth of bacteria causing tooth decay, Xylitol actually makes it harder for bacteria to cling to your teeth.
And because it promotes a neutral pH level, you don’t have to worry about losing tooth enamel. So look for toothpaste, mouthwash, gum, mints and candies using Xylitol. In conjunction with regular brushing and flossing, Xylitol can help fight cavities and improve the health of your smile.