My sister first told me about the benefits of using Xylitol for my teeth a couple of years ago. Back then I thought the only place to access Xylitol was at the health food store and in the granular form. That meant I had to turn it into something in order to use it. Oh I tried to use it to sweeten my tea but due to the stomach upset that can happen from ingesting too much Xylitol that didn’t work out so well.
I’ve also tried my hand at making Xylitol mints and even toothpaste with Xylitol in it but it’s a little cumbersome to keep creating those products that get daily use.
So when Moms Meet asked if I wanted to try the new Spry Kit containing a bevvy of products with Xylitol (read on how you can get this kit too) I was only too happy to comply.
Xylitol is also one of the newest, easiest and tastiest ways that people can improve oral health. Research done in widely different conditions confirms that xylitol use may reduce tooth decay.
I received a package with…
- 1 tube of toothpaste
- 1 bottle of mouthwash
- 2 packs of gum
- 2 packs of Spry Gems
- 1 bottle of nasal spray
- 1 3 pack of nasal spray
- 1 natural toothbrush
Well the addition of Xylitol to saline nasal sprays, neti pots, and positive pressure bottles has been shown to make them more effective at helping to prevent ear infections in children, sinus infections in adults, and asthma and allergies in people of all ages. Xylitol helps the body’s natural cleansing process to clear away allergens, asthmatic triggers and other harmful bacteria.
This came at a good time as my daughter just recently started having hayfever symptoms. Just a few minutes outside every day and she was sneezing for hours. Not fun for a 10 year old.
Back to Teeth
Earlier this year I had a little nudge to pay more attention to my family’s oral health. I read and concocted, planned, and was basically a tooth drill sargent for the family. Incidentally I, not my husband, or my daughter, but I ended up needing a root canal earlier this year too. This was probably a long time in coming but it made me a little more diligent in seeing to my tooth health. There is so much information, much of it confusing, on what is best for our teeth but one thing that seems to run clear and true is the benefits of using Xylitol.
Receiving a package with all the tools we need for good oral health was a win win for me (why did I only buy one package).
Here are the specs:
Xlear Nasal Spray
- Xlear is a soothing nasal spray that helps to alleviate congestion due to allergies, cold, flu, and sinusitis. It does this by being much more hyperosmotic
than a traditional saline nasal spray and also by incorporating xylitol, a natural product that has been shown to decrease bacterial adherence in the nose.
- When used twice a day, Xlear nasal spray not only hydrates the sinuses and nasal passages but it also helps to wash away airborne contaminants and pollutants that lead to many common upper respiratory problems.
- Unlike many prescription or medicated sprays with unwanted side effects, daily usage of Xlear Nasal Spray is non-addictive and will not damage tissues.
- One 1.5 oz. container of Xlear Nasal Spray retails for $14.99 and will last 2-3 months with daily use.
- The Xlear Nasal Spray Economy Pack contains three .75 oz. squeeze bottles and retails for $18.99.
Spry Toothpaste Non-Fluoride
- The use of Spry Toothpaste can significantly improve oral health, when combined with proper oral hygiene and regular dental care.
- Spry Toothpaste consists of 1/3 xylitol, which provides 20-25% of the recommended dosage per day.
- Xylitol also increases mineral absorption into the enamel of the teeth, resulting in greater protection with a clean, fresh feeling that really lasts.
- Spry Toothpaste retails for $5.99 each.
Spry Oral Rinse
- Spry Oral Rinse takes a more natural approach to oral health by using a xylitol-rich, low-alcohol, and pH-neutral formula.
- It also uses a mix of natural flavorings and herbal extracts such as aloe vera, chamomile, and echinacea to help soothe irritated mouth tissues.
- Spry Oral Rinse is available in Cool Mint, Spearmint, Wintergreen, and Cinnamon flavors.
- Spry Oral Rinse retails for $6.99 each.
We got the kit about a month before our regular dental check up and all dived in using the toothpaste and mouth wash morning and night. In addition we chewed the gum and ate the mints after meals.
Four weeks later we all had a bill of clean health teeth and healthy gums! Woo hoo! I was a bit nervous because we had actually missed our last dental appointment after our move and I wanted to make sure our teeth were still in good standing order after the upheaval.
Our dentist was actually kind of impressed but didn’t ask if we were doing anything different. He did mention to keep doing what we were doing.
I’ve since ordered another package of Xlear products. And you can get Your Own Xlear Kit too!
I received this product for free from the sponsor of the Moms Meet program, May Media Group LLC, who received it directly from the manufacturer. As a Moms Meet blogger, I agree to use this product and post my opinion on my blog. My opinions do not necessarily reflect the opinions of May Media Group LLC or the manufacturer of this product.