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XYLITOL
PRODUCTS
By: Anna Trask
Objectives:
What is xylitol?
•Why is xylitol good for teeth?
•History
•Products
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Gum
Toothpaste
Mouth Rinse
Lozenges
Floss
Questions?
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What is it?
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Xylitol is a naturally occurring
sweetener that can be found in
fruits, vegetables and mushrooms.
Xylitol is a substance similar in
appearance and texture to sugar.
It is produced commercially from
birch and other hard wood trees.
Xylitol and Teeth
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Xylitol is a five carbon sugar that cannot be
metabolized by S. Mutans.
Inhibits the growth of S. Mutans, reducing caries
susceptibility.
Xylitol enhances remineralization.
Xyltiol is non acidogenic and non
cariogenic.
History
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Emil Fischer
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First discovered in 1891 by German
chemist, Emil Fischer.
Rediscovered during World War II when
Finland was suffering from a shortage of
sucrose (sugar).
During this time Finland began using it as
a sugar substitute.
History (cont’d)
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Xylitol was used as a sugar substitute in the
diabetic diet.
1963: Xylitol is approved for use in the
United States by the FDA.
The use of xylitol for dental purposes began
in the 1970’s
1975: The first xylitol chewing gum was
launched in Finland and the United States.
Xylitol Products
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Gum
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Toothpaste
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Mouth Rinse
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Lozenges
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Floss Picks
QUESTION
Is xylitol found in all sugar
free gum?
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No, some are made with
sorbitol or other sweeteners.
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Gum
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Trident – $1.49 – 18 pieces. (retail stores)
Spry – $2.80 – 30 pieces (online)
Peelu Xylitol - $1.79 – 12 pieces (online)
Many other brands are found online
Also some different brands can be purchased at
health food such as Whole Foods.
Trident
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Trident Sugarless, Trident Fusion flavors, &
Stride.
Chewing gum after meals:
 Reduce
the formation of plaque acids
 Reduce the amount of plaque
 Reduce the population of S. Mutans in plaque.
 Loosen plaque and S. Mutans binding to tooth
surface.
Trident
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Trident Sugarless Gum
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Trident Stride Sugarless Gum
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Both of these products are ADA accepted products
(as of 8/2/10).
Spry Chewing Gum
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Spry Xylitol Chewing Gum
Used a part of daily routine:
 Help
improve dental health
 Reduce cavities
 Decrease dental plaque acid production
 Improve overall oral health
Peelu Xylitol
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Peelu Xylitol Dental Chewing Gum
With use:
 It’s
healthy for gums and teeth
 Doesn’t cause tooth decay
 Sweet and cooling taste.
Toothpaste
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Tom’s of Maine $4.50 – 6 oz (retail stores)
Squigle Enamel Saver $7.99 – 4 oz (online)
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Other brands found online.
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Tom’s of Maine
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Tom’s of Maine Natural Fluoride
Toothpaste, Tom’s of Maine Natural
Baking Soda Toothpaste.
With regular brushing:
 Prevents
plaque and tartar buildup
 Fights cavities
 Fresh breath
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Natural Ingredients
Tom’s of Maine
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Tom’s of Maine Natural Fluoride Toothpaste
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Tom’s of Maine Natural Baking Soda Toothpaste
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Both of these products are ADA
accepted products.
Squigle Enamel Saver
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Squigle Enamel Saver is irritant free (no
SLS).
36% of natural xylitol – far more than any
other toothpaste
Inhibit growth of bacteria.
Prevents cavities
Prevents plaque
Also best toothpaste for canker sore
suffers.
Mouth Rinse
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Aim $5.99 – 16 oz (online)
Epic $7.75 – 16 oz (online)
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Other brands can be bought online.
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Aim
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Aim Whitening Mouthwash
Use after brushing:
 Reduce
cavities
 Alcohol free
 Fresh breath
 Sugar free (xylitol)
Epic
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Xylitol mouth wash
Use morning and night
 25%
xylitol
 Rinse away plaque and bacteria
 No SLS
 Sugar free
Lozenges
Dentiva $6.00 – 12 pieces
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Fight bacteria and freshen breath
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Sugar free and alcohol free
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Helps maintain a healthy pH in the
mouth
Different brands are found online.
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Floss
Xylifloss $3.95 – 1 flosser
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Floss coated with xylitol which:
• Fights plaque
• Reduces bacteria
• Fights bad breath naturally
Fast, easy, and comfortable way to floss
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Other brands of floss found online.
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Xylitol Concentration in Saliva and Dental Plaque after Use
of Various Xylitol-Containing Products
(Holgerson, P., et al 2006).
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To determine the amount of xylitol in saliva and plaque after
use of chewing gum, sucking tablets, candy tablets, toothpaste,
and rinse.
12 healthy children (6 boys, 6 girls mean age 11.5 years)
Unstimulated saliva was samples at 1,3,8,16, and 30 minutes
after use.
Supragingival plaque was collected and pooled after 5,15,
and 30 minutes.
Xylitol Concentration in Saliva and Dental Plaque after Use
of Various Xylitol-Containing Products
(Holgerson, P., et al 2006).
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All xylitol containing products resulted in significantly
increased levels immediately after intake and
remained elevated for 8 – 16 minutes in the different
groups.
The highest mean value in saliva was obtained
immediately after use of chewing gum.
The lowest mean was demonstrated after using
toothpaste.
Xylitol Concentration in Saliva and Dental Plaque after Use
of Various Xylitol-Containing Products
(Holgerson, P., et al 2006).
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No significant differences were demonstrated between
chewing gum, candy tablets, sucking tablets, and rinses.
In dental plaque after using the rinse the values remained
significantly elevated during the entire 30 minute follow
up.
Commonly used xylitol containing products gave elevated
concentrations of xylitol in saliva and plaque for at least
8 minutes after intakes.
Recommendations
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Trident Sugarless Gum
 ADA
approved
 Found in retail stores with an affordable
price ($0.96)
 It’s a well know product
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Tom’s of Maine
 ADA
approved
 Found in retail stores
 Holistic patients
References (Internet)
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http://www.dentist.net/trident-original.asp
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http://tynan.net/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/toms-of-maine-toothpaste.jpg
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http://www.dentist.net/images/tm-tp-w-fluoride-dn.jpg
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http://www.reallynatural.com/pictures/spry%20gum.jpg
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http://www.ifood.tv/files/u14642/strawberry.jpg
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http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/3/39/Hermann_Emil_Fischer.jpg
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http://www.petinsurance.com/healthzone/pet-articles/pet-healthtoxins/~/media/All%20PHZ%20Images/Article%20images/October%20images/225xylitol%20gum2.ashx
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http://www.tomsofmaine.com/research/ingredients/ingredient-detail/xylitol-antiplaque
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http://img.alibaba.com/photo/10191936/FD_Mushroom_Slices.jpg
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http://www.walgreens.com
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http://www.walmart.com
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http://www.safeway.com
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http://www.raleys.com
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http://www.epicdental.com/m-1-xylitol
products.aspx?9gtype=search&9gkw=epic%20denta&9gad=5793493266.1&9gag=1834238466&gclid=CMOyktPvqKMCFQo5gwodmVhF
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http://www.dentist.net/xylitol-teeth.asp
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http://www.dimensionsofdentalhygiene.com/ddhright.aspx?id=765
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http://www.xylitol.org/faqs.asp
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http://www.wholefoods.com
References (Journal Article)
 Holgerson P., Stecksén-Blicks, C., Sjötröm, I., Öberg, M., & Twetman, S.
(2006). Xylitol Concentration in Saliva and Dental Plaque after Use of
Various Xylitol-Containing Products. Caries Research, 40(5), 393397.
doi:10.1159/000094284.
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