What Exactly Is Xylitol?
Xylitol (pronounced zy-lee-tol) is a naturally occurring sweetener that tastes like sugar but is actually good for your teeth! It's found in plants and trees - primarily of the birch and beech variety. Xylitol was first discovered in Finland after World War II when sugar cane was hard to come by, however, its dental benefits were not discovered until the 1970’s. It is now widely added to chewing gum and mints because it helps protect against dental decay. How does it work? Ev