Townie® Poll

Xylitol

Poll conducted from 6/17/2008 To 7/15/2008

Do you chew xylitol gum daily?
397 total votes
39%
a. Yes
61%
b. No
Have you tried xylitol as a sugar substitute in drinks or foods?
282 total votes
42%
a. Yes
58%
b. No
Have you tried xylitol toothpaste?
281 total votes
32%
a. Yes
68%
b. No
Have you tried xylitol mouthrinse?
279 total votes
24%
a. Yes
76%
b. No
How often do you recommend your patients chew xylitol gum or eat xylitol mints/candy?
276 total votes
29%
a. Once a day for those at risk of caries
1%
b. Once daily for pregnant mothers
11%
c. After meals and snacks for children at risk of caries
8%
d. After meals and snack for all children
22%
e. At least five xylitol exposures daily for all patients
30%
f. I don't recommend xylitol
How many grams of xylitol to you recommend your patients get each day?
177 total votes
44%
a. 4 grams
28%
b. 5 grams
10%
c. 6 grams
18%
d. More than 6 grams
What is your favorite 100 percent xylitol chewing gum?
186 total votes
9%
a. Epic
2%
b. Lotte
4%
c. Miradent
2%
d. Spiffies
65%
e. Spry
15%
f. Theragum
4%
g. XyliChew
0%
h. Zellies
Do you recommend xylitol mints or candies?
275 total votes
53%
a. Yes
47%
b. No
Do you recommend xylitol oral wipes for babies (Spiffies)?
278 total votes
20%
a. Yes
80%
b. No
Do you recommend daily xylitol nasal wash to prevent ear infections in children?
271 total votes
12%
a. Yes
88%
b. No
Do you recommend daily xylitol nasal wash to prevent sinus infections?
274 total votes
15%
a. Yes
85%
b. No
Of all the benefits, which do you consider the most important benefit of xylitol?
249 total votes
24%
a. Does not contribute to acid production in the mouth
14%
b. Makes bacteria slippery not sticky, so they wash out
24%
c. Reduces plaque biofilm accumulation
18%
d. Remineralizes enamel
1%
e. Prevents ear infections
8%
f. Stimulates salivary flow
9%
g. Increases the pH of the mouth
2%
h. Is safe for diabetics
Where do you get xylitol information and research?
255 total votes
25%
a. Hygienetown Print and Web
19%
b. Other DH magazines
14%
c. CE speakers
9%
d. Company representatives
34%
e. Various Web sites

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