The study, published by PubMed, concludes xylitol has a clear inhibitory effect on the formation of the experimental biofilms.
Published first by Oral Health and Prevention Dentistry, the study concludes “... that xylitol is not only efficient in inhibiting the acid production of cariogenic bacteria, but also in preventing the formation of a multispecies biofilm; it confirms the relevance of the use of this polyol for the prevention of oral diseases caused by dental plaque.”
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More than 1,500 studies have been published supporting the health advantages of this cutting-edge sweetener. This has no doubt fueled interest among dental professionals. Dating back to 1988, dental associations around the world have endorsed the use of xylitol. Its popularity is only now beginning to catch on in the U.S. Within the past six months, xylitol has officially been endorsed by dental hygiene associations in California, Hawaii and Arizona. Others groups are expected to follow.
“The Arizona State Dental Hygiene Association ... is committed to preventing the need for dentistry by preventing tooth decay through professional dental hygiene visits, teaching effective oral hygiene and encouraging the use of xylitol — the good sugar,” the ASDHA said last year when it became the first American dental or dental hygiene organization to endorse the preventive and therapeutic benefits of xylitol.
Unlike artificial sweeteners that can have many negative side effects, xylitol is absorbed very slowly without having any effect on insulin levels and therefore blood sugar (glucose) levels. This is highly beneficial in diabetics or those with blood sugar abnormalities.
Other xylitol benefits include:
It equals the sweetness of sugar
It has 40% fewer calories than sugar
Its metabolism does not require insulin
It has a low glycaemic index (GI) of seven