Xylitol: The Decay-Preventive Sweetener
This one-page handout uses a question and answer format to educate people about xylitol, a natural sweetener with decay-preventive qualities. It explains how xylitol inhibits the growth of the bacteria that cause cavities, and how its regular use by mothers can result in fewer cavities for their child. The document discusses products that contain xylitol and where to find them, optimal amount to use for effective cavity reduction, and evaluation for safety by the U.S. government and other organizations.
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