Picking Out The Right Xylitol Products For You
If you really want to crush cavities and leave your next dental visit smiling, you need to do more than pick up the first product that says xylitol on the label. Here are some key things to consider when selecting xylitol products:
#1 - Dosage Matters - Make Sure There’s Enough Xylitol
With all the hype out there around xylitol, there are plenty of products out there that advertise xylitol on the packaging but only use small sprinkles of it in their ingredients - nowhere near enough to actually make a difference for your smile. The California Dental Association recommends that you get at least 6 grams of xylitol every day.
For that reason, we prefer gums and mints that are 100% xylitol-sweetened. Not only do they give you the best chance of getting enough xylitol every day, they make it way easier to calculate exactly how much xylitol is in each serving.
#2 - Avoid Junk Sweeteners
Lots of xylitol gum manufacturers use other, cheaper junk sweeteners like sorbitol, maltitol, aspartame, and acesulfame potassium in their products too. They do this for a couple of reasons - usually to save money or to trick you into thinking the flavor of their gum lasts. However, cavity-causing Streptococcus mutans bacteria can still feed on some of these sugar-free sweeteners, making those a poor choice if you’re looking for a xylitol gum or mint that will actually improve your oral health.
And we know this may be just us, but we’re not comfortable with aspartame and other chemically-concocted, lab-made sweeteners being anywhere near our food. We know we can do better than that.
If xylitol is the only sweetener in the ingredients list, that gum is likely to work better than one with a mixture of questionable ingredients.
#3 - Choose Products that Work with Your Lifestyle
The key to making xylitol work for you is making sure it fits easily into your life. We know that an inconvenient solution is no real solution at all.
Ideally, you can simply replace your toothpaste with a xylitol-loaded toothpaste and add xylitol-sweetened gums or mints to your after-meal routine. We prefer product packaging options that will fit in places you’re likely to have near you after meals and snacks. Containers that fit in your pocket, purse, car cup-holder or desk drawer are our favorite. In fact, we recommend leaving containers of xylitol gum and mints in as many of those places as possible so that you easily buffer against acid attacks when you need it most.
Also, we prefer xylitol products that you can easily find on Amazon or other places you’re likely to shop.
Our Favorite Xylitol Products are Made by Epic
It’s probably no secret, but we prefer Epic xylitol products. That’s because Epic products are loaded with xylitol, making it easier and cheaper for you to give cavity-causing bacteria a serious beatdown. Each piece of Epic Gum has 1.06 grams of xylitol, making it easy for you to get your dentist-recommended daily dose of xylitol.
We’re also admittedly a little biased here, but Epic gum and mints just taste better. The thing is people tell us our xylitol gum and mints taste better too. We tell people to do their own taste tests, and almost unanimously, they come back to us with smiles on their faces asking for more.
We only use the best possible ingredients - you won’t find aspartame or other junk additives within a mile of any of our products, and we don’t just sprinkle xylitol like our competitors - every product on our shelves is 100% sweetened with xylitol.
We’ve also designed Epic Gum & Mints to fit easily into your pocket or purse - perfect for buffering against tooth-eating acid in the moments you need it most. That’s why you can order directly from us or on Amazon.com - we want you to get all the cavity-crushing benefits of Epic Products without having to leave the house if you so desire. That’s why we’re working hard to push our way into your local grocery stores and gas stations (although it’s been an uphill battle trying to convince the big corporate brands to make some room for us).
Most of all, we’ve specially designed Epic Gum & Mints to fit seamlessly into your daily routine. We know you’re busy, and that the last thing you need is another time-consuming health habit.
Chew two pieces of Epic Gum (or four Epic Mints) after breakfast, lunch, and dinner. That’s it. You’re done.
If you’re looking to step up your oral health game even further, we also have Epic Xylitol Toothpaste on tap to supercharge your toothbrush. Or if you’re a fan of mouthwash, you can’t do better than our xylitol oral rinse.
We Promise You’ll Leave Your Next Dental Visit Smiling
I founded Epic Dental 14 years ago because I wanted to help people like you find a real solution to their cavities -- one that actually does what it says on the label without turning your life upside-down in the process.
At the time, it was hard to find a xylitol gum that had more than just a sprinkle of xylitol in every piece, and it was even tougher to find a xylitol toothpaste that didn’t taste like pidgeon turds.
We spent time crafting products that taste great and deliver exceptional results. We promise that after just two weeks of using our patented xylitol system - you’ll love your new slippery-smooth, fresh-from-the-dentist-feeling smile so much that you’ll never want to go back.
What’s more, we promise that with regular use, you’ll leave your next dental visit smiling. We know, because we hear it from our customers all the time:
“Great products that have improved our dental health! We have had NO cavities in the past 7+ years that we've used Epic. We recommend it to everyone!” - Sherrie M.
Give Epic a try. If you’re unhappy with your purchase for any reason, we’ll return your money, no questions asked. That’s our You’ll-Leave-the-Dentist-Smiling Guarantee.
“Our journey with Epic has been just that, Epic! No cavities for anyone in our five person family since 2004!! :-)” - Nathan B.