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Sugar free gums may help prevent cavities
Updated: 5/20/2010 5:00:32 PM

Sugar free gums may help prevent cavities Dental cavities are among the most common disease in the U.S., but recent studies have shown that certain sugarless gums may help prevent bacterial infections that can cause cavities.

Gums that use the sugar substitute, xylitol, have been shown to possess cavity-fighting properties when used several times a day, improving dental health.

The bacteria that cause tooth decay feed on sugar in the mouth and produce a sticky substance that damage teeth. Xylitol is a commonly used sugar-substitute that has been shown to kill these bacteria, preventing tooth decay.

Dr Allan Melnick, who has participated in research studying the benefits of the substance, said that it could be a useful tool to help decrease the number of cavities which has reached a near epidemic level in America.

"The average American consumes half a cup of sugar a day in some form or other," said Dr Melnick. "It's having a devastating effect on our teeth and overall health. While diet modification, brushing and dental office visits are obvious, something as simple as chewing xylitol gum a couple times a day can."

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