Xlear Promotes Xylitol

Xlear Promotes Benefits of Xylitol Products for National Children’s Dental Health Month
Posted: February 24, 2005

Xlear’s Spry Dental Defense System offers dentists and consumers a growing line of xylitol-based dental products

As dentists across the country celebrate National Children’s Dental Health Month, a growing number of them will be recommending to their patients a variety of xylitol products from the Spry Dental Defense System, a family of xylitol-based dental care products manufactured by Xlear, Inc. The Spry Dental Defense System http://www.sprydental.com, which recently received the highest ratings from an independent dental research institute, features products for children and adults, including toothpaste, mouthwash, an infant tooth gel and a variety of chewing gums and mints.

Over the course of more than 35 years of clinical and scientific study, xylitol has shown to have unique dental benefits, including the ability to combat the bacteria that cause tooth decay. When used as part of daily oral care, the Spry Dental Defense System helps to promote healthier teeth and gums.

“During Children’s Dental Health Month, it is important to draw attention to the benefits of xylitol, which can help improve oral health for children of all ages, from infants just cutting teeth to those that are simply trying to protect their second set,” said Nathan Jones, president of Xlear, Inc. “It is hard to ignore the amount of scientific and clinical evidence that supports the use of xylitol products for improving oral health. Some studies have shown that by chewing xylitol gum children can reduce cavities by up 80 percent and actually reverse early cavity formation. And just as important, studies show that mothers can improve their children’s dental health and reduce their children’s cavities by merely chewing xylitol gum during and after pregnancy. The evidence truly encourages incorporating xylitol products into daily oral care for all ages.”

Xylitol was discovered to have oral health benefits in the 1940s when Scandinavian countries began using xylitol as a sugar substitute because of a region-wide sugar shortage. By the 1950s, children in these countries where observed to have fewer cavities than children in countries still using sugar. “Since then, we have learned that when exposed to xylitol, bacteria in the mouth lose their ability to adhere to the surface of the teeth, tooth-destroying acids are reduced, and plaque is more easily brushed and rinsed out of the mouth. The result is a healthier smile, fresher breath and fewer cavities,” added Jones.

Spry Dental Defense System:

  • Spry Sugar-Free Chewing Gum: available in cinnamon, fresh fruit, peppermint, spearmint and strawberry flavors;
  • Spry Mints: available in berry, lemon and peppermint;
  • Spry Coolmint Toothpaste;
  • Spry Coolmint Xylitol Oral Rinse; and
  • Spry Infant Tooth Gel for application on tooth and gums of infants and toddlers.

For more information about the Spry Dental Defense System, please visit www.sprydental.com or call 1-877-599-5327.

About National Children’s Dental Health Month Originally started as a one-day event on February 8, 1949 in Cleveland, Ohio, the annual recognition of children’s dental health became a week long event in 1955 and a one-month celebration in 1981. National Children’s Dental Health Month is celebrated with a variety of events nationwide, including essay contests, free dental screenings, health fairs, classroom presentations and dental office tours. The event is supported by the American Dental Association, which provides state and local dental associations with a variety of promotional materials to help increase awareness for children’s dental health.

About Xlear, Inc. Founded in 2000, Xlear, Inc. is recognized as one of the leading manufacturers of xylitol products, and one of the largest importers of xylitol in the United States. Xlear, Inc. is committed to providing consumers with the health benefits of xylitol by manufacturing all-natural, health-enhancing products. Xlear, Inc. offers Xlear®, a patented nasal wash; a complete line of dental health products offered under the SpryTM Dental Defense System brand; and XyloSweet TM, raw xylitol crystals used as a sugar substitute in cooking, baking and general consumption. Xlear, Inc. is a private company with headquarters in Orem, Utah.

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