October 29, 2009
A Good Step in the Right Direction…
Arizona State Dental Hygienists’ Association (ASDHA) Has Recently Endorsed Xylitol As a Good Sugar!
Congratulations Arizona! Xylitol has a long and distinguished history of use. It remains amazing that so few people know about xylitol. Below is a time line with perhaps the most exciting date being October 15th 2008:
1900 – Xylitol used as a diabetic sugar substitute
1940s – Xylitol eaten as table sugar in Europe
1950s – Doctors notice children who eat xylitol have fewer ear infections
1960s-1970s – Research explores effects of xylitol with amazing study results
2001 – At NIH symposium, benefits of xylitol are shown scientifically significant by Evidence Based Evaluation
2001 – US Military adopts xylitol for dental preventive program
October 15th 2008 – Arizona State Dental Hygienists’ Association adopts xylitol as a preventive method for patients.
Congratulations Arizona! View Complete News Release