Xylitol is a naturally occurring “sugar alcohol” found in most plant material, including many fruits and vegetables. It is extracted from birch bark or corncob and produced into a sweetener.
Xylitol is widely used as a sugar substitute and in “sugar-free” chewing gums, mints, and other candies. Xylitol is known to inhibit the growth of oral bacteria (mutans streptococci) in plaque and saliva. Based on a large amount of scientific evidence both the American Dental Association and the FDA have recognized xylitol as beneficial to oral health. For that reason we have included it in Periogen toothpaste as a sweetener.
Xylitol is used in Periogen toothpaste