What The Experts Recommend

Experts Recommend Xylitol to Protect Teeth

Name dropping really isn’t our thing. We try to be a little more humble in our approach. So we hope you’ll forgive us for naming some of the leading oral health experts who agree that xylitol makes smart smile sense.

Ellie Phillips, dentist and author of the book Kiss Your Dentist Goodbye, calls xylitol “the perfect partner in any protective dental program.”

Dr. Catherine Hayes and Dr. Peter Milgrom have made similar observations. The California Dental Association explains why:

"With xylitol use, the quality of bacteria in the mouth changes and fewer and fewer decay-causing bacteria survive on tooth surfaces. Less plaque forms and the level of acids attacking the tooth surface is lowered."

Scientific research supports their views.

Use 6 Grams of Xylitol a Day

Dr. Milgrom and his colleagues have studied how much xylitol you actually need to have an impact. Their recommendation: Six grams of direct topical exposure. That’s fancy medical talk for having xylitol on your teeth at least five minutes three times per day.

Epic Makes Getting Your 6 Grams Easy

Epic gum and mints are 100% xylitol-sweetened. The means Epic makes getting 6 grams a day easy.

Compare dental care products found at the store, and you'll find that they don't contain enough xylitol to be an effective defense. Try one of our Slippery Smile Kits and we guarantee you'll notice the difference.