n Evidence Based Summaries in Dentistry - Xylitol vs. sorbitol against tooth caries
|Article Title||Xylitol vs. sorbitol against tooth caries|
|© Publisher:||Midentistry CC|
|Journal||Evidence Based Summaries in Dentistry|
|Publication Date||Jan 2012|
|Pages||9 - 10|
Sugar alcohols, are reported to be anticariogenic when used as alternatives to dietary sugars, especially sucrose. This effect has been ascribed to the difficulty that microorganisms have in fermenting sugar alcohols into acids. Sugar alcohols are therefore classified as hypo- or non-acidogenic. One well-known sugar alcohol is xylitol that occurs widely in nature and is regarded as having the same dietary sweet property as sucrose has.
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