[Posted on October 16 2012 by Kristal Casey]
I have been looking around for affordable, natural solutions to improve dental health. It appears that I found one literally, a solution. What is it? Xylitol dissolved in water. Essentially I use this as a rinse. After brushing my teeth with a sonicare brush, I’ll rinse with a 5 gram xylitol pack dissolved in about 8 ounces of water. I use distilled water to avoid Floride. Xylitol research has shown that it keeps bacteria from sticking to teeth and can help keep a neutral pH level in the mouth, so less bacteria will also mean less plaque. Another benefit is that Xylitol is also a great sweetener, so its Multi-purpose to keep around the house.