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Research

In this section you find research papers and clinical information about Xylitol.  This information is useful for dental professionals, health care professionals or anyone with a keen interest in finding out more about Xylitol.

By passing microbial resistance Xylitol controls microorganisms growth by means of its anti-adherence property Xylitol is an important polyalcohol suitable for use in odontological, medical and pharmaceutical products and as an additive in food. The first studies on the efficacy of xylitol in the control......

Significant improvement in the dental caries status of children in the United States has been seen in recent decades. The percentage of children who are free from dental caries, however, rapidly decreases with age. By the time young people enter colleges or universities, only a......

This study was performed by Tammy Keller, BSDH, RDH with the Menominee Tribe in Wisconsin. Read the study and amazing results she found. Overview: The Menominee Dental Department followed pregnant women starting with their third trimester and continued until the child was two years of......

Originating Council: Council on Clinical Affairs Adopted: 2006 Review Council: Council on Clinical Affairs Revised: 2010 Purpose The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) recognizes the benefits of caries preventive strategies involving sugar substitutes, particularly xylitol, on the oral health of infants, children, adolescents, and......

A new method for Preventing Childhood Tooth Decay Reduces the number of new cavities when used as a partial sugar substitute A three-year field study on 690 Hungarian school children used a control group with normal diet and oral hygiene, including fluoridated toothpaste. The xylitol......

Sugar addicts of the world: time to breathe a sigh of relief – tooth-friendly xylitol dental miracle sugar has come to the rescue.  While it seems like an oxymoron (contradiction in terms) that sugar should actually be good for your teeth – read on nevertheless.......

Acute Otitis Media is one of the most common pediatric diseases (Marchisio et al. , 2004). It is also the most common reason why children are prescribed antibiotics (Wargo et al., 2014). The WHO estimates that 51,000 deaths every year in children younger than 5......

Mäkinen KK1, Bennett CA, Hujoel PP, Isokangas PJ, Isotupa KP, Pape HR Jr, Mäkinen PL. Abstract Dental caries is a pandemic infectious disease which can affect the quality of life and consumes considerable health care resources. The chewing of xylitol, sorbitol, and even sugar gum......