Xylitol and Dental Caries: A Systemic Review

Researchers analyzed 16 studies looking at xylitol’s effect on dental caries, or cavities. In their review, the researchers found that, “Xylitol was found to be an effective strategy as self-applied caries preventive agent.” Systemic reviews and meta-analyses have more weight in research and heavily supports the conclusions they found.

Janakiram, C., Deepan Kumar, C. V., & Joseph, J. (2017). Xylitol in preventing dental caries: A systematic review and meta-analyses. Journal of Natural Science, Biology, and Medicine8(1), 16–21.