If you have read some of our previous blog posts you are aware that Xylitol starves harmful bacteria that create oral health issues. Today we are going to give you a more detailed explanation of why our approach to restoring gum health is more effective.
Sugar is a 6 carbon sweetener. Xylitol and Stevia are 100% natural 5 carbon sweeteners.
We refer to all of the plaque bacteria as harmful bacteria for simplicity. Harmful bacteria metabolize sugar, excreting plaque and acid. This is why most people's mouth is acidic.
You also have basophilic bacteria that we refer to as beneficial bacteria. Your beneficial bacteria's job is to keep your mouth healthy by creating saliva. Saliva is one of your best defenses against gum disease. Beneficial bacteria are able to use 5 carbon sweeteners as fuel. When you use Weldental products you not only starve the harmful bacteria, you give your beneficial bacteria the nutrition they need to flourish.
As the harmful bacteria population decreases, your beneficial bacteria count increases. This is why Xylitol benefits people with dry mouth by increasing saliva production. The other positive effect is the pH of your saliva becomes neutral to slightly alkaline as the acid production is minimized. This return to your mouth's natural state stops further damage from occuring.
This is why we recommend using our system twice per day. It delivers our Weltab formula to hard to reach areas where harmful bacteria thrive.
WELTIP Infuser Technology is a safe, simple method to better oral health. Our products restore your pH balance naturally.