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What are the benefits of xylitol?

Eva B. Cwynar, MD
Internal Medicine
Xylitol, a sweetener, prevents tooth decay, rather than causes it, which is why it is often used in sugar-free gum as well as oral hygiene products such as toothpaste, fluoride tablets, and mouthwashes. Studies have shown that xylitol may also help control oral infections of candida yeast. Derived from the bark of the birch tree, it is lower in calories than sugar, with 9.6 calories per teaspoon, as compared to one teaspoon of sugar, which has 15 calories.
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