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8 Benefits of a Xylitol Toothpaste and Mouthwash


In this Video the CEO and Founder of Oral Essentials Dr. Kourosh Maddahi talks about the benefits of Xylitol, and the benefits of Xylitol toothpaste and mouthwash!


What is Xyltiol?

Xylitol is a five carbon sugar alcohol compound.  Sugar alcohols are neither sugar nor alcohol. Basically, it resembles sugar without the harmful effects.


“Unlike most dietary carbohydrates, which are six Carbon chains that link together and multiply Streptococcus mutants bacteria, Xylitol interferes with the metabolism of the bacteria causing it to become bound to proteins instead. This renders the bacteria ineffective in production of tooth decay causing acids,” says Beverly Hills Cosmetic Dentist Dr. Kourosh Maddahi DDS.


What makes Xylitol Special?

Xylitol has been recognized for its unique and powerful properties for decades, and is used in many natural oral care products, including toothpastes and mouthwashes. It’s proven over the years to be effective at reducing the risk of cavities, and is used all over the globe for this purpose.


Xylitol is naturally found in many fruits and vegetables, making it a much better alternative to other sugar substitutes. Multiple international studies have shown no toxicity or carcinogenic properties, as opposed to other chemical additives.


The characteristic that sets Xylitol apart is that although it is a sugar, it cannot be fermented by cavity-causing bacteria. As a result, the bacteria starve and die. This accounts for Xylitol’s well-documented effectiveness in preventing cavities.


8 advantages of using Xylitol in mouthwash, toothpaste or other oral care products:

  1. Boosts oral cavity immune response through increased saliva
  2. Increases the production of saliva
  3. Increases remineralization of the teeth
  4. Increases the pH of the oral cavity
  5. Inhibits the growth of Streptococcus Mutants.
  6. Safe and recommended for diabetic patients
  7. Non Toxic
  8. Non Carcinogenic


How much Xylitol is safe to consume?

Although it is safe for humans, if you eat too much Xylitol too fast, it may create intestinal bloating and gas.  It is also important to remember our body makes about 5 to 10 grams of Xylitol per day. However, since the production takes place in the gut, there are no dental benefits.


Xylitol is most effective if consumed throughout the day.  Children can usually tolerate up to 45 grams per day and adults 150-200 grams.  The exposure to xylitol should be divided into several doses and taken in the form of toothpaste, mouthwash, mints and chewing gum.

Oral Essentials uses Non-GMO Xylitol and Naturally Derived Ingredients such as Dead Sea Salt, Aloe Vera, and Essential Oils in all of its products to uplift your oral care routine. To learn more go to

Our Oral Essentials products include Xylitol toothpaste and Xylitol mouthwash, using Non-GMO Xylitol to possibly reduce tooth decay and for fresher breath. Visit our Products Page to see what we have to offer.