You know that eating sugar isn’t just bad for your diet – it is bad for your teeth! Eating sugar creates an acidic condition in the mouth. Acidity strips minerals from tooth enamel, causing it to weaken and be more vulnerable to bacteria.
As a result, tooth decay occurs. But what if you don’t have time to brush after lunch? Or after a sugary snack? Simple. Grab some Xylitol!
Xylitol is a naturally occurring compound that actually creates an unwelcome environment for oral bacteria; they simply cannot stick to teeth in a Xylitol-rich environment. In fact, studies show a dramatic reduction in new tooth decay in patients who chewed Xylitol sweetened gums. And it isn’t hard to find anymore. Xylitol is found in some sugar free or whitening gums such as Trident. Just check the label and keep some handy for those times you indulge in sweets!