Candy at the Dentist office?

 

Candy at the Dentist office?

Candy at the Dentist office?

When you are checking out at the office, you will see a bowl filled with lollipops. Why would a dentist be giving away candy you ask? Trying to create some extra business? Well, no. This particular type of candy is sweetened with xylitol. Xylitol has been show to actually reduce the bacteria that cause tooth decay. You can find xylitol sweetened candies, gums, and mints at many local stores. Brands to look for include Spry and Hershey’s Ice Breakers. Many other companies have xylitol “containing” sugar free candies, look for products with xylitol listed closer to the top of the ingredient list.