Thank you so much for all that you do.
I have a quick question. You’ve stated that the dilution of xylitol in water doesn’t matter as long as you get 6.5g throughout the day, but then I also read that you suggest 1-2 t of xylitol per 16oz of water. I drink 2 32 oz bottles of water a day, and I add 1 teas. of xylitol to each bottle. Is this too diluted? I’d hate to cheat my teeth out of xylitol’s benefits!
Thanks for your question. We know specific things about xylitol:
1. Studies all show that to maximize the benefits of xylitol – frequency is key.
I believe that finding a way to consume xylitol that fits with lifestyle is important.
It sounds as if you are doing great!
Do you also use the mouth rinse routine?
Are you battling any dental problems or is this maintenance?
Dr. Ellie Phillips DDS
Solutions for Oral Health
Hi Dr Ellie,
Is it okay to make up the water and xylitol mixture and just. Use an an oral rinse throughout the day (instead of drinking. )?
You can do this – and this will help reduce strep mutans ( plaque) but you will not have the remineralizing effects from eating xylitol as Zellies mints and gum. You will also miss out on the digestive and probiotic help that you get by consuming xylitol.