It’s hard to take care of your teeth when you love sweet things so much. Candy can be detrimental to our oral health, as good as it is. That’s why it’s important to limit the amount of sugar and acids we intake. However, that doesn’t mean it’s the end of candy for you. Now, there’s a sugar-free solution—Ice Chips.
Ice Chips: The Sugar-Free Candy
What makes Ice Chips so much better than regular candy is the fact that it isn’t made with added sugar. Xylitol, its active ingredient, is a natural sugar alcohol that doesn’t have the negative effects of regular sugar.
More and more dentists are finding that not only is xylitol better than regular sugar but it’s also rather beneficial.
Benefits of xylitol
The benefits of xylitol start when you first try it. Xylitol can actually repair damaged enamel. Sugar increases the amount of saliva produced, but its negative effects on the enamel overpower the cleaning and repairing abilities your mouth naturally has. Xylitol does the same thing with saliva but more effectively. Without the enamel-eating aspects, it can encourage your mouth to do its job as well as raise the amount of positive plaque-fighting forces.
Ice Chips are sweetened with xylitol, meaning it’s candy that’s good for teeth. Xylitol and Ice Chips help fight off bacteria. The bacteria in your mouth that eats away at your teeth uses acids from sugar to help break it down. Xylitol contains chemicals that bacteria find unable to use, so you’re actually avoiding cavities while eating candy!
Ice Chips and xylitol have also fortunately been found to be a good candy option for those with diabetes. Xylitol does not impact insulin levels. Ice Chips also come in many different tasty flavors to choose from.
Ice Chips and the Dentist Office
The office of Balle and Associates is a good place to pick up Ice Chips. While you’re getting your routine cleaning, ask about Ice Chips if you have a sweet tooth and don’t want sugar to harm your teeth. Contact us for more info.