March 19, 2014

Xylitol Reduces Adult Tooth Decay

A report published in the Journal of Dental Research, by Ritter, et al., compared the effectiveness of xylitol vs placebo lozenges in the prevention of dental decay in "active-decay" adults.  620 patients were followed for three years.  Participants using the xylitol lozenges had 40% fewer decay lesions on  root surfaces than those using the placebo.

J Dent Res2013 (Epub)

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