How Much Xylitol in Water for Sipping?

Hello again, Ellie,

I have received my shipment of granulated Xylitol, mints and gum. In order to figure out how much of the granulated xylitol to use I need to know how many grams are in a teaspoon (or quarter or half tsp.). That information is not on the bag. Also, how much would you recommend adding to a 16oz water bottle to sip between meals?

The rinsing routine is going well; now I can add the xylitol and get the full benefits of the program.


Hi C,

One heaped teaspoon is about 5/6 grams.
One level teaspoon is about 4 grams.

I suggest adding about 2 grams to every 8 oz of water: or a level teaspoon to 16/18 oz of water.
This dilution makes it virtually impossible to taste just kind of “softens” the water from a taste point of view.

Hope this helps!
Remember to put a note on your calendar about a month from now just to remember to notice how great your teeth feel!


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Rochester, NY 14623

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  • Anonymous says:

    Thanks for the great website. I have a question about when you're finishing brushing with Crest in your system(before you move to the Listerine step): Are you supposed to spit out all the Crest before the Listerine?Spit out some of the Crest? Or rinse your mouth thoroughly with water before doing the Listerine?Thank you

  • Anonymous says:

    Awesome website. Do you recommend brushing your gums, tongue, roof of mouth, etc. ? If so, should there be anything on the toothbrush when you do it? Like you could dip the toothbrush in Closys or xylitol or something else. Thanks again

  • Dr. Ellie says:

    Tongue brushing is an interesting concept – and was the rage about fifteen years ago.It was around this time that dentists began to better understand dental disease as a bacterial disease – transmission, infection etc. Getting rid of bacteria from THE MOUTH became more important than just cutting away decayed parts from a tooth.F.Y.I. splatter of bacteria during drilling probably contributed to more decay in other teeth!!In a 2010 recent article, the dental world seem suddenly grossed to find during a dental cleaning, splatter from the teeth jumps out and infects the dental office air around the patient! ( Not good for the next patient !! – I suggest you make appointments first thing in the AM??? The idea of flossing and tongue brushing is to remove bad bacteria from teeth, the mouth and the tongue.The idea of ridding the mouth of disease bacteria is good, but mechanical removal of germs is problematic. A good mechanical cleaning may remove many – but using daily xylitol will at the end of 6 months have removed 97% of the bacteria of dental disease from even the saliva! I think xylitol is a better way to reach in and out of all the skin and tongue grooves, and a better way to "clean" the mouth!! If you are just starting out on your project of "cleaning" your mouth – then tongue brushing may help to speed the process along.I would brush my tongue at the end of tooth brushing, with the same brush – then disinfect in some Listerine! Hope this explains things, Ellie http://www.zellies.com26 Corporate WoodsRochester, NY 14623(585) 272-1270

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