My daughter had the dreaded dental exam today. For a while she has been complaining about pain inside her gums but between insurance changes and appointment availability we did not get her in to see a dentist until today.
She has a really bad abscess that according to the dentist is going to require an extraction and we have to schedule an appointment right away with a surgeon.
After the appointment I started to think about one of the products we use instead of regular nasal saline drops. Its made with Xylitol and once placed in the nose it helps halt the growth of infection causing bacteria.
That got me thinking about washing her mouth out with Xylitol sugar to help before and after her extraction and after eating. So I decided to google it and found a wonderful site I wanted to share with you today. Its has some amazing facts and findings concerning the safe use of Xylitol for children and adults. And like I thought, they recommend brushing and rinsing with it. On a side note, its important to remember that decay of the teeth is often easily treated by consuming nutrient dense foods and eliminating sugar and processed grains and foods. In some cases infection can be healed without medical intervention. However always consult with your practitioner and do your research before any medical treatment and or lack of medical treatment is considered.
Here is an excerpt from the site I mentioned above: “Xylitol selectively inhibits & eventually destroys cariogenic Streptococcus mutans (caries bacteria which form dental plaque and produce acid) in the entire oral cavity, i.e. xylitol fights tooth decay at its root. Since xylitol effectively destroys the bacteria responsible for the formation of dangerous plaque and acids, cleaning and brushing teeth becomes less of the essence. In other words, it is no longer required for the conscientious “tooth owner” to clean each tooth after each meal to free it from films using toothbrush, floss etc. In its stead, a short xylitol application will suffice, as described in the following.”
Read the entire article here.
Anyone out there brushed with Xylitol natural sugar before? We use the gum and have the toothpaste but never brushed with it in its purest form.