Daily use of Xylitol (a natural sugar) will reduce tooth decay in your entire family. Xylitol is a healthy sugar that is digested in your stomach. 90% of the sugar eaten by people is digested in the mouth, which causes tooth decay.
Oral bacteria cannot digest or metabolize xylitol, so the bacteria "literally" starve. When the bacteria die, they cannot produce acid which softens the tooth enamel leading to cavity formation. Tooth decay and cavities occur over time and is not a quick or spontaneous development. Tooth decay is a DISEASE CAUSED by BACTERIA.
Xylitol reduces bacteria level by as much as 70%, where Fluoride used alone hardens the tooth enamel with little to no decrease in the caries causing bacteria. level. XYLITOL is very safe for human consumption and is considered by the American FDA as a "cooking ingredient". It is one of the few sugars the can be safely used by people with type 2 diabetes.
A additional benefit of using xylitol daily is that it makes the tooth surface "slick." This property does not allow bacteria and plaque to "stick" to the teeth which improves the gums and general oral health. Xylitol also raises the PH of the saliva to a more neutral level (less acid) and increases saliva flow a help patients with dry mouth. Many children and adolescents with ADD and ADHD are taking medications which decrease saliva flow.
Xylitol is in many consumer products such as mints, chewing gum, suckers, toothpaste and tooth gel. The best and most universal means to improve your oral and dental health is by using toothpaste and tooth gel properly formulated with XYLITOL.
I have created and produced a properly formulated and safe toothpaste and tooth gel containing XYLITOL. Begin using my Dr Branam Xylitol products at 6 to 9 months of age and brush the teeth at bedtime.
Yours for better dental health
Dr Steve Branam