Researchers wanted to look how the polyols xylitol and erythritol work together to inhibit the growth of oral bacteria S. Mutans and Sobrinus. They concluded, “Our results demonstrate significant polyol influence on the oral Streptococcal strains tested in our laboratory.”
Cannon, M. L., Merchant, M., Kabat, W., Catherine, L., White, K., Unruh, B., & Ramones, A. (2020). In vitro studies of xylitol and erythritol inhibition of streptococcus mutans and streptococcus sobrinus growth and biofilm production. The Journal of Clinical Pediatric Dentistry, 44(5), 307–314.