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Is manitol work just as well as xylitol in preventing tooth decay?

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Dr. Ronald Smith
39 years experience in Dentistry
Unknown: The only reliable studies I am aware of indicate xylitol is effective in interfering with dental plaque development. Mannitol will not be metabolized like regular sugar so it will not cause tooth decay but probably does not have the same effect of xylitol.
Answered on Dec 15, 2012

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