Xylitol is a sugar-like substance generally used as sweetener in chewing gum and candies. It is also found in many products made specifically for dry mouth.
Xylitol is an excellent ally in the fight against dry mouth because it stimulates saliva production and helps prevent cavities.
Sorbitol is the active ingredient responsible for increase in salivation, xylitol enhances saliva production as well as improve the buffer capacity of saliva
Xylitol 600mg+ Sorbitol 300mg
MODE OF ACTION:
Xylitol reduces the levels of mutans streptococci (MS) in plaque and saliva by disrupting their energy production processes, leading to futile energy cycle and cell death. It reduces the adhesion of these microorganisms to the teeth surface and also reduces their acid production potential
Xylitol, like any other sweetener, promotes mineralization by increasing the salivary flow when used as chewing gum or large xylitol pastille. The uniqueness of xylitol is that it is practically nonfermentable by oral bacteria. Also, there is a decrease in levels of MS, as well as the amount of plaque, when there is habitual consumption of xylitol
Sorbitol is a moisturizing ingredient which reduces the symptoms of dryness and irritation in the mouth, providing a soothing effect.
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This information is for registered medical practitioner only. Anyone other than medical practitioner should consult medical practitioner before using this product.