Is xylitol safe?

Answer On One Hand: FDA ApprovedXylitol is a naturally occurring sugar alcohol derived from plants, fruits and vegetables. Among the benefits of xylitol, according to an April 2003 article in the British ... Read More »

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Is xylitol safe for children?

On One Hand: Xylitol Prevents CavitiesXylitol is a popular artificial sweetener found in candy, gum, and baked goods, mouthwash, and toothpaste. It also naturally occurs in small amounts within man... Read More »

Is xylitol bitter?

Xylitol is not bitter. It is a sugar substitute that contains 40% fewer calories than regular sugar but maintains its sweet taste. Chewing gum, toothpaste and mouthwash are examples of products con... Read More »

Can I use xylitol as a mouthwash?

On One Hand: Proven BenefitsXylitol improves dental health and prevents plaque. A 2008 review published in the Journal of the American Dental Association found that chewing xylitol gum was an effec... Read More »

Is xylitol dangerous?

On One Hand: Xylitol Is SafeAccording to, xylitol "has no known toxicity in humans" and "side effects are rare." Approved as a food additive by the U.S. Food and Drug Adminis... Read More »