Why Would We Recommend Xylitol?

If you are maintaining good oral habits at home but still suffer from tooth decay, Dr. Gunnerson and his staff in Payson, Utah may recommend Xylitol. This natural sweetener helps protect your teeth from the bacteria that would flourish if you ate regular sugar.

How Does Xylitol Work?

When you consume sugar, the bacteria on your teeth receive the energy they need to multiply and produce acid that can eat away at your enamel. This process can cause tooth decay, and if your sugar intake is not monitored, it could lead to some serious problems. Xylitol is a natural sweetener found in many fruits, vegetables, and other plant foods. Unlike regular sugar, however, xylitol does not break down sugar and help prevent bacteria from sticking to your teeth. Ultimately, xylitol can help prevent and protect your teeth from decay. Xylitol has also been shown to repair teeth that have already been damaged.

How Gunnerson Dental Can Help

At Gunnerson Dental, we may recommend xylitol supplements as a way to restore and protect your oral health. If your teeth suffer from extensive decay or seem to be more susceptible to decay, xylitol may help restore your teeth’s health and preserve their strength. After conducting a thorough examination of your oral health, Dr. Gunnerson will determine if xylitol is right for you. We also have other products on hand like gum, mints, sweetener/sugar replacement packs, cough drops, nasal decongestants mists, dry mouth rinse, mouthwash and much more! These other products will help to keep your mouth healthy. To learn more information about xylitol in Payson, Utah, and how it may help protect your teeth, please contact us at (801) 658-0175 and schedule your appointment with Dr. Gunnerson today.