Xylitol chewing gum should be substituted for the chewing gum you use these days for a number of health reasons.
Since xylitol slows demineralization and enables some rebuilding of the enamel, it assists in the prevention of new cavities from forming and over time can reverse tooth decay that already occurred. Studies have shown that using xylitol five times per day is very effective at preventing caries. (https://xylitol.org/healthcare-professionals/professional-dental-info-about-xylitol/)
We know cavities are parts of teeth where decay has been present, and that is what creates a visit to your dentist! It’s also been proven xylitol has 40% less calories than sucrose meaning quicker blood absorption potentially helping towards reducing hyperglycemia – an excess of glucose which can ultimately lead to diabetes.
The only concerns of xylitol that we know to date is that excessive use for 3 or more years can lead to tumors in some cases and that xylitol can cause diarrhea.
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