Lotte USA, Inc. has announced the release of Lotte Xylitol Sugar-Free Chewing Gum made with xylitol, the sugar substitute clinically shown to reduce tooth decay and plaque and to re-mineralize tooth enamel.
International research has proven that xylitol is the best sugar substitute for oral health. Xylitol is a naturally occurring five-carbon sugar alcohol found in berries, fruit, vegetables, and mushrooms, such as raspberries, strawberries, yellow plums, and endive. It is also produced by the body in the normal metabolism of glucose. It is the sweetest of the sugar alcohols and is as sweet as sucrose but with 40% fewer calories than sugar. Xylitol also enhances flavors while providing a cooling sensation.
After eating, bacteria in the mouth are fermented by carbohydrates, especially sucrose, to produce acid. This reduces the pH level and increases acidity, causing demineralization, which contributes to tooth decay. Chewing Lotte Xylitol Sugar-Free Chewing Gum, which contains more than 50% of the sweetener, stimulates salivary flow, which increases plaque pH and neutralizes acid. The increased flow of saliva contains minerals such as calcium and phosphate, which aid in re-mineralization. It also makes plaque less adhesive and easier to remove from teeth. No other sugar substitute functions in this beneficial way.
Lotte Xylitol Sugar-Free Chewing Gum is packaged in a unique state-of-the-art plastic bottle, which ensures freshness for a cool long-lasting flavor and is perfect for the car, office, or at home. Sample packs are also available for easy distribution in the dental office. The gum is available in Lime Mint or Berry Mint flavors and can be ordered through Lotte USA.