Xylitol is a plant based sweetener found naturally in birch and beech trees. It was discovered in Finland during the second world war when cane sugar was at a low, but nobody knew about its dental benefits until many years later. To learn more about the history of xylitol, click here. It’s low calorie, great for keeping teeth healthy and has a low GI of 7 so is suitable for diabetics. Our mints and gum are sugar-free and sweetened with 100% xylitol. They contain no aspartame, no artificial colours, flavours or preservatives. Our mints and gum help to keep your teeth clean and help to reduce cavities, plaque and acid attacks. Unlike sugar which feeds the bacteria in your teeth, xylitol kills the bacteria by up to 90% leaving your mouth feeling fresh and clean. They also reduce plaques ability to stick to teeth making it easier to remove. Dentists recommend that you have 5g of xylitol per day to get the most benefits. That’s about 9 mints or 5 pieces of our gum. It is best to spread these out throughout the day, preferably after meal or snack times when you’re most at risk of an acid attack.We recommend our mints and gum to anybody over the age of three who wants to take extra care of their teeth. They are particularly useful for anybody with dry mouth conditions, anybody who snacks frequently or has a history of cavities. They are also low GI so are suitable for diabetics. Our products our endorsed by the Oral Health Foundation and by dentists nationwide. They are also approved by EFSA as the safest category of food to eat.