Why Is Xylitol Good For Your Teeth?
When the bacteria in your mouth absorbs the sugars we eat it causes tooth decay. Ordinary sugar actually gives the bacteria on your teeth the power to start multiplying and making acids that will break down the enamel on your teeth. After it breaks it down enough eventually a cavity will start to form.
So why is Xylitol better for your teeth? Xylitol is a natural sweetener so it doesn’t break down the way ordinary sugar does. It actually helps keep your natural ph level in your mouth. In fact, Xylitol will help prevent the bacteria from sticking to your teeth. Because of this, the “acid attack” that typically lasts for over half an hour after we eat sugar, is stopped.