We’re pleased to be able to tell you that our mints and gum are really good for your teeth.
Just in case you think we might be making this up we even had them tested by the British Dental Health Foundation who accredited them. Eat Peppersmith mints and gum for healthier teeth” they say, which sounds like great advice to us.
We believe it’s important that the products we make are good not bad for teeth. This is why we only sweeten our products with naturally derived xylitol.
Most other mints you’ll find in the shops are made with sugar, which creates plaque-causing bacteria. Xylitol has the opposite effect, killing the bacteria in your mouth that can cause tooth decay.
In the world of gum, plenty of sugarfree gums claim to be good for your teeth. This is because instead of sugar they use things like sorbitol and aspartame and, like with all gums, when you chew them the extra saliva produced raises the pH in your mouth which means less acid bacteria forming. This is great but it only goes so far. We use xylitol because, as well as these passive benefits, it also has active benefits for your teeth. But don’t just take our word for it…
“Xylitol may be the biggest advance against cavities since fluoride”
Dr. Nigel Carter,
British Dental Health Foundation
“Xylitol has therefore a clear advantage over sorbitol and other bulk and intense sweeteners. It is the only one to show both passive and active anti-caries effects. Its values for caries prevention … is considerable and demands further attention”
Prof. Ronnie Levine OBE,
Scientific Advisor to the UK HEA