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The dentist's dream: better than fluoride - Xylitol.

A new generation of dental care has arrived.

What is new about it? Xylitol with powerful anti-cavities and tooth protecting properties.

Nature Purity's new organic toothpastes and mouthwash have been formulated with XYLITOL (along with plant extracts and essential oils for better protecting and strengthening your teeth). Besides great benefits for your teeth they also have mouth watering taste!

Xylitol is a tooth friendly natural sugar substitute (sugar alcohol) naturally found in fruits like strawberries, kiwis and raspberries and vegetables. It is best known for its experimentally proven ability to fight cavities, because of its anti-bacterial properties. Not only this, but xylitol consumption results in the re-mineralization, or strengthening, of tooth enamel. In plain words, it protects your teeth and makes them stronger.

Xylitol can advantageously replace fluoride! Debates about benefits and harmful effects of fluoride can puzzle even an educated consumer. On one hand you are taught that you should use toothpaste with fluoride as it is essential for your teeth and on the other hand you can read about harms of artificial fluoride (a Harvard study links it to a bone cancer). You don't need to double guess anymore. Just use Xylitol based dental care and have a piece of mind and strong and health teeth!

For those of you who are concerned about sugar in their diet, xylitol is safe for consumption by people with diabetes (xylitol has a very low glycemic index of 7, i.e. it doesn't cause glycemic stress).

FDA Consumer Alert!

The FDA is warning consumers to avoid using tubes of toothpaste labeled as made in China and, through an import alert, is stopping all suspect toothpaste from entering the United States. FDA has found a poisonous chemical, diethylene glycol (DEG), in certain toothpastes imported from China. The agency increased its scrutiny and testing of imported toothpaste and dental products after receiving reports in late May 2007 of contaminated Chinese dental products found in several countries, including Panama. FDA continues to investigate this problem and will take further action, as appropriate, to address this important public safety issue.

Xylitol FAQ

Q: Is Xylitol Safe?
A: Yes, Xylitol is rated safe by the FDA and World Health Organiziation. It has been endorsed by national dental associations, health organizations, and medical professionals worldwide. Delicious Xylitol products have been enjoyed by millions in the United States, Europe and Asia for three decades.

Not surprisingly, the Xylitol products your dentist has prescribed are recommended and used by health professionals throughout the world.

Q: Who Invented Xylitol?
A: Xylitol was discovered in the late nineteenth century, and it became a popular sweetener during the sugar shortages of World War II. Scientists who disvoverd Xylitol received Nobel Prize for it. Later, important medical uses for Xylitol were discovered including dental benefits. It was used in treating insulin reactions. The U.S. approved Xylitol as a safe food additive in 1963.

In 1975 the first Xylitol chewing gum was marketed as a tasty and healthier alternative to sugar.

Q: Where Does Xylitol Come From?
A: Most commercially used Xylitol is naturally derived from corn cobs and stalks, or tree fiber, called xylan. Medical professionals who research and understand the full range of Xyltiol's benefits recommend that consumers buy only products that are 100% Xylitol sweetened and made from the highest quality pharmaceutical grade Xylitol. Advocates for Xylitol education encourage consumers to read ingredient labels and avoid major gum brands that use potentially harmful artificial sweeteners and only a token amount of Xylitol. Always use 100% Xylitol sweetened products to achieve maximum therapeutic benefits.

Q: What Are Benefits of Using Xylitol?
A: Since its discovery, numerous clinical studies have shown that Xylitol effectively lessens the severity and occurrence of inner ear and sinus infections (especially in children), reduces dental caries by up to 80%, fights plaque, helps natural fluoride penetrate teeth, and actually assists in the remineralization of damaged tooth enamel.

Recent research shows that, Xylitol is a natural enemy of bacteria. Normally, upon entering the body certain harmful bacteria attaches to the membranes of the nose and throat. Its proliferation causes infection. But when exposed to Xylitol the bacteria loose their ability to adhere to infected membranes. In other words, Xylitol simply flushes harmful bacteria away. This is a better alternative to antibiotics, which tend to eradicate the majority of bacteria but leave stronger, resistant strains behind!

Q: Who Can Use Xylitol?
A: Xylitol can be used by everyone - infants, children, adults and the elderly with none of the health concerns that often accompany artificial sweeteners. Xylitol looks and tastes as sweet as sugar, but has 40% fewer calories, 75% fewer carbohydrates, and a much lower glycemic index (7), which makes it safe and beneficial for diabetics, hypoglycemics and everyone concerned with achieving and maintaining an ideal body weight.

References

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