Tuesday, June 1, 2010
Xylitol is safe for everyone (including diabetics) and is a healthy natural sweetener. Xylitol has proven to fight & reduce plauqe and cavities! It is found naturally in foods we already eat like fruits, berries, mushrooms and lettuce. Because these foods contain only small amounts of xylitol, Dr. Bertolini recommends using xylitol containing gums, mints, mouth rinse and toothpaste to fight cavities. If used regularly, 3-5 times per day, xylitol can reduce tooth decay up to 80%. HOW?! When you use xylitol after a meal, the bacteria that cause tooth decay are unable to produce acid, so the amount of plaque decreses.
To keep your smile its healthy, beatiful best, brush and floss daily and visit Dr. Bertolini twice a year!