Townie® Poll

Xylitol

Poll conducted from 10/16/2009 To 11/12/2009

Do you chew xylitol gum daily?
401 total votes
38%
a. Yes
62%
b. No
If you use xylitol, what xylitol containing products do you use besides chewing gum?
0 total votes
How often do you recommend your patients chew xylitol gum or eat xylitol mints/candy?
164 total votes
36%
a. After meals and snacks for children at risk of caries.
22%
b. After meals and snack for all children.
42%
c. At least five xylitol exposures daily for all patients.
How many grams of xylitol to you recommend your patients get each day?
135 total votes
27%
a. 4 grams
30%
b. 5 grams
22%
c. 6 grams
21%
d. More than 6 grams
What is your favorite 100% xylitol sweetened chewing gum?
0 total votes
Do you recommend daily xylitol nasal wash to prevent ear infections in children?
176 total votes
20%
a. Yes
80%
b. No
Do you recommend daily xylitol nasal wash to prevent sinus infections?
177 total votes
20%
a. Yes
80%
b. No
Of all the benefits, which do you consider the most important benefit of xylitol?
176 total votes
23%
a. Does not contribute to acid production in the mouth
14%
b. Makes bacteria slippery not sticky, so they wash out
30%
c. Reduces plaque biofilm accumulation
13%
d. Remineralizes enamel
1%
e. Prevents ear infections
6%
f. Stimulates salivary flow
13%
g. Increases the pH of the mouth
1%
h. Is safe for diabetics
Where do you get xylitol information and research?
176 total votes
19%
a. Hygienetown Print and Web
19%
b. Other DH magazines
21%
c. CE speakers
2%
d. Company representatives
39%
e. Various Web sites

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