News Release: Arizona Dental Hygienists’ Assiciation

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

If you have any more questions about Xylitol or the benefits of Xylitol, visit my website at and view the About Xylitol page or contact me directly.

Thank You,
Ellie Phillips

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  • Hermes says:

    hi ,Dear Ellie,my name is Kathy, i have to write some kind of report related to the functionality of toothpaste with respect to the colloidal mechanism. i tried to look for some literatures about it, but it’s really hard ,maybe you could help me a little bit,my email is can email me if you could help me. thank you sooooooooooooooooo mcuh

  • Dr. Ellie says:

    Hi Kathy,I am not the expert in the field of colloidal mechanism – but I have tried a lot of toothpaste over the years! What do we want toothpaste to achieve?Abrasive enough to break up and disperse plaqueCleaning enough to float away biofilm from our teeth Misconceptions about toothpaste : toothpaste is not a “polish” Enamel is delicate (like bone texture) with an inner honey-comb structure, covered by an outer shell. The goal for shining healthy teeth is not to “polish away” this outer layer.The goal is to put minerals into this layer to make it stronger so it will be smoother, and look whiter. Many people imagine that a tooth is like a stone. They imagine that the more they polish and scrub, the “cleaner” and shinier the tooth will be. This kind of abrasive treatment will only wear away the outer covering.Without an outer covering the tooth will be porous and sensitive, the tooth will look darker in color and be easily stained. What are the dangers of using the wrong toothpaste?Tooth paste needs to be abrasive enough to achieve the cleaning we desireToothpaste must not abrade the outer surface – otherwise it will damage the structure and leave a tooth vulnerable to staining and damage What about “sensitive” toothpaste?Sensitive toothpaste usually works to “spackle” the holes in a tooth surface. This may be a temporary fix but it does not heal the problem – and may in fact prevent the healing by blocking up the pores or holes in the teeth to stop them remineralizing. It makes more sense to put minerals back into the surface of a damaged tooth by combining the use of xylitol and dilute fluoride products.This is why regularly eating Zellies mints or gum and using ACT mouth rinse will help to heal and build minerals back into a damaged tooth.

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