We all know that kids will want sweets no matter what we do to deter them. They see it on TV, when we take them grocery shopping, and most likely in school as well. But we don’t have to let our kids fall prey to candies that will eventually harm their health and their teeth. When you’re armed with knowledge that there are healthier alternatives to good old fashioned candies, then you can indulge your kids once in awhile. You’ve probably seen it in stores and read it in periodicals about the health benefits of Xylitol. Xylitol (http://www.xlear.com/about-xylitol-sweetener/xylitol-benefits/)is a naturally occurring ingredient found in most fruits, mushrooms, and fibers from certain tree barks. It is known to have great beneficial effects on the prevention of tooth decay and other dental problems.
I don’t deny my son sweets. I think it’s a natural progression of childhood and really, how can you prevent them having sweets eventually? But I do try and teach my son to eat sweets responsibly and to always brush his teeth right afterwards. A few years ago I learned about the benefits of xylitol and its exceptional assistance in preventing tooth decay as well as promote healthier tooth and gums in the long run. I started buying more and more products made with xylitol and it seemed that my son liked the taste of its natural sweetness as well. Xylitol is a natural sweetener since it’s found in most foods therefore it can be used in place of your everyday sugar. And if you’ve ever tried xylitol then you’ll know that it has a gentle sweetness to it and easily enjoyed.
One of the major companies who makes products with xylitol is called Xlear. You may have heard of them before as they make dental products such as toothpaste and mouthwash, xylitol candies and sweeteners, and sinus clear. Each of them contain the beneficial xylitol along with other naturally-derived ingredients. I particularly like the toothpaste as it’s naturally sweet and not very abrasive. It seems to clean as well as the conventional toothpaste out there and I like the fact that it doesn’t cause strange abrasions on my tooth enamel.
Xlear also makes Spry which is a comprehensive lineup of dental products containing xylitol. With Spry, you’ll most likely find yummy tasting gum and mints that the whole family will enjoy. My son really likes their miniature candies and gum and I like the fact that if we’re at someplace where he can’t brush his teeth right away, at least I have some Spry candies and gums to prevent harmful bacteria from attaching to his teeth. I know, it sounds like a contradiction in eating candy to prevent harmful bacteria, but that’s what xylitol is known to do. Studies have proven that when combined with regular dental hygiene, regular use of xylitol gums, mints and candy can reduce dental cavities by as much as 80%.
So if you’re in the market for a new way of cleaning teeth while giving your kids beneficial candies, then you have to give Xlear and Spry a try. For more info please visit their website: http://www.xlear.com/.
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