If you’ve come looking for toothpaste with xylitol and other xylitol dental products for oral health you’re in the right place. Home Environment Center has it.
If you have no idea what Xylitol is, here is some information to help you get caught up.
Is always a good feeling to walk out of the dentist with a good report, “no cavities.” Unfortunately, that’s not always the case, for almost all of us by adulthood. According to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR), 42% of children ages 2-11, 59% of adolescents, and 92% of adults have dental caries (tooth decay) in their teeth. And while the rates of periodontal disease have decreased since the 1970’s, it still affects 8.52% of adults age 20 to 64 and 17.20% of seniors age 65 and over have periodontal disease.
Smoking, poor dental hygiene and eating a high sugar diet are all causes of oral troubles. Thankfully they can all be changed by living a healthy lifestyle, brushing, flossing, rinsing and getting regular dental cleanings. Taking care of your teeth can lead to overall greater health for you by reducing your risk of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and cancer.
Adding an ingredient called Xylitol to your overall oral health routine can help even more. Xylitol is a natural sweetener that is made from birch trees. “Wait, sugar can help promote healthy teeth?” you may ask. To which we answer a resounding, “Yes!” Here’s why…
Benefits of Adding Xylitol to Your Oral Hygiene:
Clinical studies have shown xylitol to have excellent oral health benefits. Xylitol prevents tooth decay by reducing the formation of plaque on your teeth and blocking acids that attack tooth enamel. Xylitol also helps to repair damaged enamel, reduce inflammation from gingivitis, and it relieves dry mouth. There are other health benefits to Xylitol too! Research has shown that xylitol promotes upper respiratory and sinus health. Because it is a low-glycemic natural sweetener it helps support weight loss and to stabilize blood sugar in people with hypoglycemia and diabetes. It also increases bone density.
At Home Environment Center, we carry Spry Dental Defense products that are naturally sweetened with Xylitol to give you a healthier smile, fresher breath, and a cleaner mouth. Stop in to see our selection of xylitol products including fluoride and non-flouride toothpaste with xylitol, xylitol gum and mints. We carry xylitol sinus products as well!