Gum Might Prevent Cavities

Gum Might Prevent Cavities

Recently the possibility that xylitol might prevent cavities has come to light.

In the published study, people who ate 6gm or more a day of xylitol had 50-75% fewer cavities in their teeth.

The easiest way to deliver this benefit, believe it or not, is with sugarless gum.

Check the ingredient section of the gum, because only if you get 6gm or more of xylitol a day do you get the benefit. This typically will require chewing at least 6 sticks of gum a day.

The only down side appears to be that xylitol can cause stools to be looser.

Dr. Lavin

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