Soothing, cool mint flavored sugar-free chewing gum sweetened with 100% xylitol. Great-tasting flavor makes Spry Chewing Gum the gum of choice for fresher breath and healthier teeth and gums! Studies have shown that when combined with normal dental hygiene, regular use of xylitol gums may reduce the risk of dental caries!
What is Xylitol?
Pure xylitol is a white crystalline substance that looks and tastes like sugar. It is a naturally occurring 5-carbon sugar alcohol found in many fruits and vegetables and produced in small amounts by the human body. It has the same sweetness as sugar (sucrose) but with 40% fewer calories and none of the negative tooth decay or insulin release effects of sugar. Xylitol also has a low glycemic index (7) and has little effect on blood sugar levels.
Frequent eating of foods high in sugars and starches can promote tooth decay. Xylitol may reduce the risk of tooth decay. Xylitol is recommended by dentists, medical doctors, periodontists, pediatricians, and many health organizations and health professionals worldwide as a sweetener for anyone concerned with dental health, upper respiratory health, and sugar consumption, in general.
Dental Benefits of Xylitol Use
Chewing at least 3 to 5 pieces of Spry xylitol gum each day:
- Helps fight bad breath
- Helps inhibit plaque formation on teeth
- Helps to reduce tooth decay
- Encourages remineralization of teeth
- Is safe for diabetics -- does not use insulin to be metabolized
The key to getting the greatest benefit from xylitol is to use it consistently and often, so it stays in contact with your teeth and mouth. Products such as Spry Gum
and Spry Mints
are ideal, because they contain xylitol as the principal sweetener, and they encourage chewing or sucking to keep them in contact with your teeth.
For best dental results, chew Spry Gum immediately after eating or snacking. If xylitol is the only sugar remaining in the mouth, most bacteria cannot metabolize it and will not be able to make the acids or biofilm that can attack teeth.
TMJ patients avoiding gum chewing may prefer Xylitol Mints, Xylitol Toothpaste, Xylitol Oral Rinse and Xylitol Dental Floss as alternatives to gum as part of a daily xylitol routine.