How will chewing gum change the world?
The Sweet Bites team is shifting attitudes and practices around dental health within some of the world's poorest populations. We aim to achieve this in the tastiest way possible: using a chewing gum sweetened with xylitol, a natural sugar substitute scientifically proven to prevent and reverse tooth decay. Many years of tooth decay leave billions of individuals with painful consequences: missing teeth, eroded gums, and chronic diseases such as periodontitis (gum disease), oral cancer, and elevated risk for strokes and heart attacks. In a vicious cycle, visibly decaying teeth can keep a person held down in the impoverished environment that set them up for poor health in the first place. Chewing Sweet Bites gum after meals can stop this progression towards poor dental health at its first step, by ceasing the formation of caries.
But why chewing gum?
Dental health is often de-prioritized until the problem is too painful to ignore. At that point, the only available solution is often getting the tooth pulled in an expensive, unpleasant procedure. Chewing xylitol gum, on the other hand, is a delicious and inexpensive way to keep a child's smile beautiful and healthy for life.
How does xylitol work?
Chewing gum sweetened with xylitol has been known to benefit dental health for years. Xylitol inhibits bacterial growth and reproduction. Other sugars do the exact opposite, filling your mouth with excess bacteria and their acidic byproduct, which is the cause of tooth decay. Chewing xylitol-sweetened gum for five minutes after every meal can protect a person's mouth from tooth decay, caries, and all of the consequences that follow, including increased risk for cardiovascular disease. For children, especially, chewing xylitol gum could change their future painful mouth into a perfect one.
Sweet Bites is distributing a gum sweetened with 100% xylitol, made in the United States. The chewing gum recipe is approved by the American Federal Food & Drug Administration and xylitol is endorsed by dentists worldwide for all ages.
Xylitol is not safe for dogs and should be kept away from pets.
Interested in Xylitol's dental benefits? Have safety concerns? Click here for more information, but don't stop there! Xylitol has been around for decades and the web is full of research.