Natural Products Like Xylitol Provide Answers for Oral Health

If you are concerned about your oral health, one place to turn might be the natural products industry, according to a recent report in Natural Products Insider.

The magazine considers this to be “an exciting time for dental health product developers and manufacturers.” There are currently “scientifically proven” natural ingredients and options available including mouthwashes, toothpastes, probiotics cranberry, extract and coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10), according to the report.

The story suggests that probiotics like heat-killed Lactobacillus plantarum HK L-137 are of particular help in periodontal disease by “decreasing the depth of periodontal pockets and improving chronic periodontitis. Many clinicians believe periodontal disease is directly linked to other chronic diseases.

Xylitol & Dry Mouth

The positive benefits of Xylitol, an ingredient in Lubricity Dry Mouth Spray, was also highlighted in the story. Xylitol “is not fermented by oral bacteria like dietary carbohydrates that cause pH to drop.” Xylitol also “inhibits the growth of some bacteria, reducing the amount of plaque and biofilm inside the mouth.”
Specifically, for dry mouth, betaine, an amino acid from sugar beets, has been clinically proven to be effective, according to the report.

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