Got a Sweet Tooth? Have Some Xylitol!

gumIt’s the middle of the day and you’re hungry. You could eat that apple you brought for an afternoon snack, but there’s also that box of cookies in the break room. And not just any cookies—homemade double fudge cookies.

That apple’s lookin’ pretty dinky now, isn’t it?

But before you go hog wild on those cookies, stop and think about all that sugar you’ll be eating. You’ve always heard your dentist say sugar is bad for your teeth, but do you know why? It’s because sugar energizes bacteria and leads to the production of acid, which destroys the enamel protecting your teeth from decay.

Brushing can help protect you, of course, but that happens just twice a day—if that much. So what can you do in the meantime?

How about having a little Xylitol?

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