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Can sugar free gum with xylitol help prevent cavities or gingivitis?

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3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Xylitol inhibits tooth decay, the chewing of the gum increases saliva flow ( saliva buffers the mouth and reduces decay).
Also the mechanical action of chewing helps dislodge food debris.One word of caution xylitol is toxic to pets.

In brief: Yes

Xylitol inhibits tooth decay, the chewing of the gum increases saliva flow ( saliva buffers the mouth and reduces decay).
Also the mechanical action of chewing helps dislodge food debris.One word of caution xylitol is toxic to pets.
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Dr. Kayvon Javid
Dentistry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Xylitol

Oral bacteria do not metabolize xylitol efficiently, so almost no acid is produced.
“also, regular chewing with xylitol gum stimulates the production of saliva—nature’s own mouthwash, which also reduces cavities.”.

In brief: Xylitol

Oral bacteria do not metabolize xylitol efficiently, so almost no acid is produced.
“also, regular chewing with xylitol gum stimulates the production of saliva—nature’s own mouthwash, which also reduces cavities.”.
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1 doctor agrees

In brief: Research

Research has shown that it can help with cavities, but I am not sure about gingivitis.
Don;t get the idea that chewing this gum only will work as your preventative magic bullet. Superb oral hygiene is still the gold standard. I would do more research on this subject.

In brief: Research

Research has shown that it can help with cavities, but I am not sure about gingivitis.
Don;t get the idea that chewing this gum only will work as your preventative magic bullet. Superb oral hygiene is still the gold standard. I would do more research on this subject.
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