Posted by on Jul 26, 2018 in Blog | Comments Off

Does Xylitol Really Help Reduce Cavities?

As your Tucson-based pediatric dentist, we receive all sorts of questions from our patients and their families.  One that comes up periodically is: Does xylitol realy help reduce cavities?

The surprising answer is yes. Dental research shows that xylitol can help change the type of bacteria inside the mouth from cavity-causing bacteria to one that is less likely to cause cavities. Xylitol also helps reduce plaque formation and the amount of bacteria overall that sticks to teeth.

Xylitol is commonly purchased as a chewing gum and can be used by children who are mature enough to use it.

As your child’s pediatric dentist in Tucson, we want to take care of all your children’s dental needs.  If you have any questions, feel free to call us at (520) 544-8522.

About Northwest Children’s Pediatric Dentists

Dr. Norman Bunch and Dr. Jennifer Marshall are doctor spouses who have been working as kids dentists in Tucson for years.  They have deep ties to Tucson, as well as the surrounding Oro Valley, Marana, Oracle, and other areas. Northwest Children’s Dentistry provides top-notch care for toddlers, children, teens, and special needs children. If you’re looking for a general dentist for kids in Tucson, contact us today at (520) 544-8522.