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Old 05-10-2012, 08:46 AM   #1
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Xylitol--does it really work?

I posted about brown stains on my teeth a couple of days ago and have not received any replies. I wanted to touch on a related topic to that problem.

I'm surprised by how badly my teeth have suffered the last few weeks--ever since I started on a regimen of rinsing with pure xylitol and popping xylitol mints after eating. I've read multiple studies and first hand experiences about how xylitol inhibits bacterial growth and hence why it's good use after meals.

Yet after a couple of months using xylitol, my teeth gotten markedly worse. Now of course, the problem could be something else. But I'm just perplexed by the coincidence. I can understand if xylitol doesn't work for everyone but it's scary that my teeth have gotten much worse in the last few weeks.

What are your experiences with xylitol. I keep reading about how great it is but it's hard to find studies or stories that give an alternative view.

 
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Re: Xylitol--does it really work?

Hi,
I have never heard of this before.
I use Xylitol on my cereals and also in cooking. Admittedly I have not cleaned my teeth with it but I have used "ByoXtra" which is a dry-mouth spray and contains Xylitol and it has never stained my teeth.
I think you should see a Dentist as something else may be the cause.
All the best,

Solofelix.

 
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Old 05-11-2012, 03:58 PM   #3
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Re: Xylitol--does it really work?

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Hi,
I have never heard of this before.
I use Xylitol on my cereals and also in cooking. Admittedly I have not cleaned my teeth with it but I have used "ByoXtra" which is a dry-mouth spray and contains Xylitol and it has never stained my teeth.
I think you should see a Dentist as something else may be the cause.
All the best,

Solofelix.
I did call my dentist but he didn't have an opening until late June. I posted here to see for some advice in the meantime. His office wouldn't dispense any advice over the phone. Luckily a cancellation popped up and I have an appointment next week.

It's really hard to find info on xylitol other than studies supporting its efficacy. Maybe I'm just one of the few who has some weird reaction to it?

 
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