Xylitol: The Decay-Preventive Sweetener

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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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California Dental Association
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The English language resource was created or reviewed by a medical professional for quality and accuracy.
Development Method:
Translation from English text
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Keywords:
Dental caries, Dental plaque, Gingiva, Sweetening agents, Xylitol
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Date Last Reviewed:
5/30/2017
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