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Dissolves Tartar Rapidly
December 30, 2018
I like this product because it, mixed with some xylitol, dissolved all of my tartar, which was causing relentless pain in my gums (I add xylitol for increased sweetness, but erythritol is reported to be better for dental health). Tartar is a rock-hard substance which forms from plaque, which is bacterial waste deposited on the tooth surface. I mix three teaspoons of erythritol with two teaspoons of xylitol in a 12-ounce glass of warm water and swish it around for 10 or more minutes, several times every day, as a mouthwash. In October 2017, my dental hygienist said I needed deep hygiene, but it was never done. In February, 2018, a dentist diagnosed me as having "deep pockets," where tartar accumulation causes the gums to separate from the teeth and thus leads potentially to periodontal disease. He recommends the LANAP laser procedure to remove tartar, but I didn't have that done. In May, 2018, I began using erythritol and xylitol as a mouthwash and, to my surprise, all the tartar disintegrated almost immediately, and the pain went away! In October 2018, during an exam prior to cleaning, my dental hygienist said that my dental health has improved and that there are no deep pockets. The erythritol/xylitol, mixed in distilled or spring water (without fluoride, which corrodes titanium implants) with a pinch of baking soda, is keeping my teeth tartar-free, although I still brush twice every day (brushing never removed my tartar). In November 2018, I underwent some pre-implant dental surgery, after which I couldn't brush for two weeks, and this mixture kept my teeth and gums clean without any brushing or flossing. Although erythritol/xylitol effectiveness in maintaining dental health was known as a result of government research as early as the 1940s, this information hasn't been widely publicized (the government was seeking sugar substitutes during WWII rationing).
In October 2019, my dental hygienist said that I have no dental problems and that everything looks good, and my annual dental exam also found no problems. My dental coverage allows only one annual hygiene session and dental exam but, due to rapid tartar buildup, I needed more than one annual hygiene session until I began using the erythritol/xylitol mouthwash in May 2018.