Xylitol Toothpaste – What You Need to Know

Author/Source: Cathy Wong from verywell.com

Xylitol toothpaste is a product said to improve dental health. A sugar alcohol sourced from birch trees and other types of plants, xylitol tastes sweet but (unlike sugar) isn’t converted in the mouth to acids that can cause tooth decay. Since it is thought to slow the growth of Streptococcus mutans (the bacteria most closely associated with tooth decay), xylitol toothpaste is often touted as a natural approach to cavity prevention.

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