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Is there truly any benefit to adding xylitol to homemade toothpastes and mouthwashes? I'm so on the fence about xylitol - my dentist keeps shoving it (and flouride, ugh) into my face like it's my teeth's savior, and I see it included in recipes for toothpaste, but will my oral health actually reap any benefit from adding this sugar substitute?
 
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You don't need xylitol for healthy teeth and cavity prevention if you eat right. I do not use or promote the use of xylitol as it is not a traditional sweetener in any sense of the word. Anything that you have to extract/produce in a factory is not something I am interested in putting in my body.
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