An alternative to sugar, xylitol is a sweet and natural substance that offers dental benefits.
According to an article in RDH Magazine, the average American consumes roughly 31 teaspoons of sugar every day. Xylitol is a smart alternative to sugar, which, among other things, causes tooth decay.
Xylitol, reports the magazine, is not actually a sugar. It is a five-carbon sugar alcohol, which is a form of carbohydrate that is sweet like sugar. It is an all-natural substance that is safe, without many of the harmful effects sugar has.
Spry Gems mints are sweetened with xylitol, and For Goodness Sake has them in the store. Swing by to pick up a pack!