What is Dental Sugar?
We at MyXylitol are passionate about our products and specifically the role it plays in Dental Health!
Our Dental Sugar™ contains 100% xylitol and is aimed at helping you to prevent tooth decay.
Tooth decay and xylitol
Tooth decay happens when tooth enamel starts to dissolve(decalcifies). This happens when the pH in the mouth and on the teeth becomes acidic and drops below 5.5 When this happens calcium is removed from the teeth that leads to demineralization and the start of tooth decay.
The main reason for this drop in pH is the formation of acid as a by-product by plaque bacteria that metabolize sugar in our diets. When dietary sugar is replaced with xylitol, plaque bacteria cannot metabolize it and thus no acid formation takes place. The pH stays above 5.5 and demineralization cannot take place. This means no tooth decay.
By consuming xylitol frequently on a daily basis in small quantities (only 2 teaspoons / day needed) you can effectively change the more cariogenic SUGAR-bacteria to XYLITOL-friendly bacteria. This change in bacteria is the ultimate goal that will put you on the path to cavity free teeth.
For years prevention was aimed at keeping the plaque away from the teeth with brushing and flossing, but this method alone is flawed. To keep teeth surfaces 100% clean is too big a task to ask as there is just too much room for error.
Main Benefits of Dental Sugar™