December 05, 2012
Category: Preventative Care
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What would you think if your dentist told you to eat more candy? Would you think we were crazy?

You may have heard on the news or from one of our staff members about xylitol. Xylitol is a natural sweetener that has great dental benefits.

When you eat xylitol, the bacteria that cause decay can ingest the xylitol but can't digest it, so they cannot thrive in your mouth. Xylitol also affects the bacteria's ability to adhere to your teeth, making it easier for your saliva and toothbrush to wash the cavity causing bugs away. Xylitol is especially helpful for those who suffer from dry mouth. People who have dry mouth often suck on hard candies to stimulate saliva flow which can cause tooth decay. By using a xylitol candy, you get the effect of stimulating saliva and fighting tooth decay.

We have partnered with Dr. John's candies, a local company that has made national news with their xylitol products. They have a variety of candies, suckers, coffee sweeteners, and drink mixes, made with xylitol. You can shop online for the Simply Xylitol products: When placing an order, use the code "AAPP" in the coupon or giftcard box at checkout to receive a discount.

If you have any questions regarding the use of xylitol, please ask any of our staff members.