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Gum Chewers Have Reason to Smile About Xylitol

 
Chapter: Three Tips for a Sugar-free Mouth

  • Keep a toothbrush and toothpaste handy; children can keep travel-size products in lockers or backpacks, and adults should keep a spare pair at work.

  • Chew sugarless gum, with or without xylitol, after meals or snacks when unable to brush.

  • Drink water throughout the day to help cleanse teeth of excess bacteria.

Reviewed: January 2012