Xlear - Spry Natural Xylitol Chewing Gum Spearmint - 10 Piece(s)
Xlear Spry Natural Xylitol Chewing Gum Spearmint is an effective supplement to any oral care regime. Spry sugar free gum is sweetened with xylitol-a natural sweetener. Xylitol doesn't allow the bacteria to stick to the teeth. This unique quality means the bacteria can't colonize in the mouth. Because they can't thrive, they also can't produce their bi-product, acid, which is the culprit to tooth decay and cavities.
Numerous clinical studies have shown the benefits xylitol has on dental health. Provide the defense your teeth deserve with Spry xylitol gum. Visiting the dentist can sometimes be an anxiety-filled and uncomfortable experience-especially when you know you haven't taken care of your teeth like you wish you had. But it doesn't have to be that way!
Spry Natural Xylitol Chewing Gum Spearmint Features:
- 100% Xylitol sweetened
- Reduces the risk of tooth decay
- Improves overall oral health
- Includes 10 pieces
- Spearmint flavor
- Gluten and sugar free
Natural Oral Care. That Works.
Innovative dental professionals around the world are talking to their patients about the Spry Dental Defense System because of its proven oral health benefits. The complete line of natural oral care products includes xylitol. This natural sweetener's ability to promote better oral health is backed by thousands of clinical studies, and all of the products in the Spry Dental Defense System include amounts that have proven effective. In addition to the immediate results, research has shown that effectively using xylitol for as little as a few months may have longer-lasting results that remain for years.
When the available fluoride toothpaste is used, the Spry Dental Defense System is the safest, most effective way to a white, healthy, and cavity-free smile for your whole family.
What is Xylitol?
Pure xylitol is a white crystalline substance that looks and tastes like sugar. It's not an artificial sweetener, but an all-natural sugar alcohol found in many fruits and vegetables and produced in small amounts by the human body. Xylitol has been researched for over 40 years, resulting in thousands of studies confirming its effectiveness and safety.
What is Xylitol's Benefit?
Xylitol was originally used as a natural alternative to sugar with its 1:1 sweetness ratio. It has virtually no effect on blood sugar and insulin levels. It also has 40% fewer calories than sugar. Xylitol also moistens and soothes skin by pulling water to the skin surfaces. One of the greatest benefits of xylitol is how it interacts with bacteria. This is two-fold. Firstly, xylitol is non-fermentable, meaning bacteria can't use it in their metabolic processes. This results in bacteria not being able to thrive or produce their byproduct, harmful acids. Secondly, xylitol has an anti-adhesive quality. This unique characteristic prohibits bacteria from adhering to cell tissue. Because bacteria must adhere to the tissue in order to flourish, xylitol is able to reduce their effect without using harmful chemicals or drugs.
Frequently Asked Questions
How does xylitol differ from other sweeteners?
Chemically speaking, xylitol is not actually a sugar, but a sugar alcohol. It differs from other sweeteners such as sorbitol, fructose and glucose because its molecule has five, instead of six, carbon atoms. It is much sweeter than sorbitol, for instance. Assessed in terms of calories, xylitol's sweetening power is the same as that of sucrose (table sugar), but with 40% fewer calories. Most bacteria and yeast in the mouth are unable to make use of xylitol. Xylitol is important because it may help to reduce the risk of tooth decay, and everyone interested in healthy teeth should be familiar with its properties and effects.
Where does xylitol occur in nature?
Xylitol occurs in small amounts in nature, especially in fruit, berries, vegetables and mushrooms. For example, raspberries, strawberries, yellow plums and endives contain xylitol. Xylitol is also found in human tissues.
Is xylitol safe for sugar-controlled diets?
Yes. Classified on labels as a carbohydrate, it has been used in foods since the 1960's and is approved in the U.S. as a food additive in unlimited quantity for foods with special dietary purposes. It is safe for use in any sugar-controlled diet.
Where was xylitol discovered?
Xylitol was discovered almost simultaneously by German and French chemists in the late 19th century. In Russia, it has been used for decades as a sweetener for diabetics, and in Germany, in solutions for intravenous feeding. Its dental significance was researched in Finland in the early 1970's, when scientists at Turku University showed it had significant dental benefits.
Is xylitol safe?
Yes it is. In 1983, JECFA, a joint expert committee of WHO and FAO, confirmed the fact, already known by scientists, that it is a safe sweetener for foods. The FDA also confirmed this fact in 1986.
How much xylitol should one eat per day?
Xylitol is a natural and convenient way of keeping your mouth healthy. Research shows that a mere 4 to 5 exposures per day is enough. Xylitol should be chewed immediately after a meal or a snack. If you eat more snacks, you of course need more frequent help from xylitol.
How does Spry Gum differ from other xylitol chewing gums?
Spry Gum is sweetened with xylitol only. Frequently eating foods high in sugars and starches can promote tooth decay. Xylitol, unlike other sugars, may reduce the risk of tooth decay.
What is xylitol's tooth-friendly effect?
When properly used, Xylitol may help reduce the incidence of tooth decay. When you use xylitol gum or mints, the acid attack that would otherwise last for over half an hour, is stopped. Because the bacteria in the mouth causing dental caries are unable to ferment xylitol in their metabolism, their growth is reduced. The number of acid-producing bacteria may fall as much as 90%. Since no acid is formed, the pH of saliva does not fall. Research has shown that the use of xylitol gum or mints also helps correct incipient damage to the enamel. Saliva in itself protects the mouth and teeth. Saliva containing xylitol is more alkaline than saliva that contains other sugar products. After taking xylitol products, the concentration of basic amino acids in saliva may rise. When pH is above 7, calcium and phosphate salts in saliva start to precipitate into those parts of enamel where they are lacking.
Why is xylitol an important aid in caries prevention?
Xylitol is one of the most important alternatives to sugar. But, it is more than a mere substitute; it is a health-promoting sweetener. That is why xylitol chewing gum and mints play an important role as instruments of dental care.
Is it possible to replace daily teeth cleaning with xylitol usage?
A healthy mouth and teeth are an important part of vigorous everyday life. That is why it is important to take good care of them. To keep a beautiful and healthy smile, brush you teeth daily and visit your dentist regularly.
Is it dangerous to swallow the chewing gum?
No, it is not-but xylitol chewing gum, like other chewing gum, is not meant to be swallowed. If it does get swallowed, it will be transported naturally among other food through intestines. The best way to dispose of your chewing gum is to wrap in a piece of paper and throw it in a waste basket.
Xlear is simply pronounced "clear"
Xlear Inc. is recognized as the leading manufacturer of xylitol-based products in North America. They are tirelessly committed to providing consumers with the health benefits of xylitol, erythritol, and other natural sweeteners by manufacturing natural, health-enhancing xylitol products based on these incredible sweeteners found in wood, fruits, vegetables, and other natural sources.
Xlear Inc. was founded in June of 2000 to launch the company's first commercially available product, Xlear Sinus Care Nasal Spray. Since that time, Xlear has grown to be recognized as an industry leader in the manufacturing and distribution of high-quality, natural xylitol products.
Dr. Alonzo H. Jones, D.O., a family physician in west Texas, now retired, was trying to find a solution for the people coming to see him for upper respiratory issues. He studied the research pointing to the benefits of xylitol for improving oral health and its effects on bacteria. He noted that upper respiratory problems had been steadily increasing since the early 1970s, owing to environmental factors that included poorly conceived drug therapy and growing antibiotic resistance. He also understood that most upper sinus and respiratory problems were linked to chronic, inadequate nasal hygiene. Studies show that 90% of moisture and bacteria enter through the nose. He set out to find a preventative treatment to address these growing problems. The solution was Xlear.
Based on this research, Xlear product formulation began and clinical studies followed with the product introduced to the market in June of 2000. In his own words, Dr. Jones explains his feelings about this revolutionary, patented product: "When I first found out what using Xlear's nasal spray did for children, I was really excited. I wanted to share Xlear with everyone."
Since that time, the number of people using Xlear products, including Xlear Sinus Care Nasal Spray, to help lead healthier lives, has skyrocketed. Scores of people evangelize the xylitol products based on their own experience, and growing numbers of dentists, pediatricians, ear, nose and throat specialists, and other health practitioners, are recommending Xlear products to their patients. Recognizing the dental benefits of xylitol, in May of 2003, Xlear launched Spry Dental Defense, a line of natural oral care products containing xylitol for improved efficacy. This included their popular chewing gum, which is now the best selling xylitol gum in America.
Today, Xlear Inc. continues to innovate, create, and distribute the highest-quality xylitol products available. Please contact them if you'd like to know more about their company and products.