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Cavity Fighting Gummy Bears

Gummy bears may become the latest weapon in the fight against cavities in children. Scientists at the University of Washington have developed gummy bears that contain Xylitol. Xylitol is a tooth-protecting sugar substitute that reduces plaque that is responsible for tooth decay. Xylitol is already used in chewing gum for adults. Future studies are needed, but the scientists advocate that distributing the gummy bears in classrooms may help reduce one of the most common childhood diseases in the world, tooth decay.

 

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Cavity Fighting Gummy Bears

Gummy bears may become the latest weapon in the fight against cavities in children. Scientists at the University of Washington have developed gummy bears that contain Xylitol. Xylitol is a tooth-protecting sugar substitute that reduces plaque that is responsible for tooth decay. Xylitol is already used in chewing gum for adults. Future studies are needed, but the scientists advocate that distributing the gummy bears in classrooms may help reduce one of the most common childhood diseases in the world, tooth decay.

 

Copyright ©  - iHealthSpot, Inc. - www.iHealthSpot.com

This information is intended for educational and informational purposes only. It should not be used in place of an individual consultation or examination or replace the advice of your health care professional and should not be relied upon to determine diagnosis or course of treatment.