Xylitol is a miracle when it comes to the field of oral health. Why? Because it is not only delicious but helps your teeth become stronger!
Listed here are a few reasons why:
-Bacteria Prevention — Most bacteria cannot digest xylitol, drastically slowing their growth. Xylitol also coats your teeth so microorganisms do not stick well to their surface. Less bacteria = less plaque.
-Acid Reduction — Some kinds of oral bacteria produce acids. When xylitol works to eliminate most of them, acidity levels decrease and stabilize. This reduces tooth decay.
-Enamel Boost — When xylitol is consumed, ammonia and basic amino acids may grow within the saliva, boosting its calcium and phosphate production. The mineral-infused saliva enters areas that are weak and boosts their overall strength.
It’s not hard to switch from plaque-enhancing sugar to plaque-reducing xylitol, and we want to help you out. So we found a fantastic recipe for you to try.
Xylitol Chocolate Cake
2 cups of Xylitol
3/4 cup of cocoa
1 cup of boiling water
1 3/4 of cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp of baking powder
1 tsp of salt
2 tsp of vanilla extract
1 1/2 tsp of baking soda
1/2 of cup of vegetable oil
1 cup of milk
Bring oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease and flour two 9-inch round baking pans.
Stir together flour, xylitol, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl. Add eggs, milk, oil, and vanilla extract. Beat on medium speed with mixer for 2 minutes. Stir in boiling water (batter is thin). Pour batter into prepared pans.
Bake for 35 minutes. Allow to cool for 10 minutes. Place on cooling rack.
Make the switch to xylitol today and tell our specialists at Dr. J. Whitley Wills about it at your next appointment. We’ll be happy that you chose a sweetener that makes our job and your life easier.