How much xylitol per day?
The recommended daily intake of xylitol is 5 grams or more, divided into at least three applications.
There are dozens of flavour options – from fresh and cool to fruity and candy flavours. The most important thing is that everyone finds a suitable product for themselves!
The Finnish Dental Association recommends the use of xylitol products in dental care, and the xylitol recommendation is also part of the official Current Care Guidelines.
How much is 5 grams of xylitol in gum and pastilles?
|Product||Xylitol percentage of the weight||Required amount of pieces|
|Jenkki Original xylitol gum **||35||10|
|Jenkki Professional all-xylitol gum *||68-71||6|
|Jenkki xylitol pastille ***||52-55||8|
|Läkerol Dents xylitol pastilles ***||50||8|
|Mynthon Xylitol xylitol pastilles ***||50||8|
|Herra Hakkaraisen all-xylitol pastilles***||95||10|
Xylitol chewing gums and pastilles are intended as part of a balanced and varied diet and a healthy lifestyle. In the prevention of tooth decay, the most important thing is the whole. Good and careful oral hygiene is the best care for the mouth and teeth.
All packages of gum and pastilles state how many pieces of gum or pastilles contain the recommended daily intake of 5 grams of xylitol.
*Wholly xylitol-sweetened chewing gum has been shown to reduce dental plaque. A large amount of plaque is a risk factor for the development of caries in children. The effect is achieved by chewing two all-xylitol gums for 5–20 minutes three times a day after eating or drinking.
**Sugar-free chewing gum helps to neutralize an acid attack.
***Using pastilles that contain xylitol and maltitol helps to maintain tooth remineralisation. Remineralisation refers to the hardening of enamel.
How to take care of your teeth
- Brush your teeth with fluoride toothpaste in the morning and evening.
- Use floss, an interdental brush or toothpicks to clean the spaces between your teeth.
- Always take a xylitol chewing gum or pastille after a meal or snack.
- Eat healthy, avoid constant snacking.
- Drink fresh water when you are thirsty.
- Have regular dental check-ups.