Xylitol is a sugar that has also been around for a long time. This sugar actually helps prevent decay. Xylitol can be found in some chewing gum and has been proven especially helpful for new moms. A study showed that if a new mother chews 4-5 sticks of gum containing the sugar Xylitol, the new baby is 70% more likely to not have cavities in their mouth. The study concluded that when the mother chews the gum, she can help the baby prevent cavities as well! Xylitol has been proven as a very helpful sugar that not only does not cause cavities (like typical sugar has been proven to do), but benefits teeth. Our office encourages patients to utilize the benefits that can be achieved by chewing gum with Xylitol. We sell this gum and some suckers in our office and it is also available for purchase online.