Dear Dr. Ellie:
I would like to know what is granular and is it more effective? And, where do you buy it? Thanks for answering my request.
The key to protecting an acidic mouth is to keep “nibbling” a little xylitol all day long.
It does not matter how you have it mints, gum, granular, dissolved in water or off a spoon.
The important thing is that you need to have AT LEAST 6 grams a day – less than this will not protect you enough. If you only eat mints, this would mean you must eat AT LEAST 13 mints a day every day and that is a lot of mints!
I suggest putting a teaspoon of granular xylitol into a water bottle (4 grams of xylitol ) . Shake the bottle to dissolve the xylitol in the water and sip this during the day or night when your mouth is dry. In addition you can have some mints after meals or snacks so maybe 6 mints a day ( 3 additional grams) This will ensure you have AT LEAST 6 grams a day and see the benefits 🙂
Granular xylitol should be easy to find in any health food store. It is about $8 per pound.
If you buy a bag of the granules you will spoon out a teaspoon each day. If you buy individual packets ( they are like sugar packets) each packet is 4 grams and this makes your calculation easy!
I think if you step up the amount of daily xylitol you are having the results will amaze you!
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