Xylitol for teeth and gum health

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I’ve recently learned about the powers of xylitol. Xylitol is a sugar alcohol that is used as a sweetener. It is also a prebiotic, which means that it feeds the good bacteria in your mouth. These bacteria subsequently reward you by protecting your teeth and improving your gums.


  • chew xylitol gum after every meal
  • once or twice a day take a teaspoon of xylitol sugar crystals and put it in your mouth and swish it around for 5 mins or so
  • the goal is to have xylitol exposure 5+ times a day - all up around 5-10g
  • over the period of months your cavities will disappear and you won’t even need to floss

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@fredwu commented 1 year ago

Interesting, TIL!

On a related note, I’ve recently discovered remineralisation toothpastes.