For Dental Hygiene
Look for xylitol sweetened products that encourage chewing or sucking to keep the xylitol in contact with your teeth. The best items use xylitol as the principal sweetener.
Studies show that 4 to 12 grams of xylitol per day are very effective. It’s easy to keep track of your xylitol intake. Xponent gum contains about one gram of xylitol in each piece whereas Xponent mints contain approximately ½ gram per piece. It is not necessary to use more than 15 grams per day as higher intakes yield diminishing dental benefits.
If used only occasionally or even as often as once a day, xylitol may NOT be effective. It is best used in small amounts frequently rather than large amounts infrequently throughout the day.