Definition of xylitol
: a crystalline alcohol C5H12O5 that is a derivative of xylose, is obtained especially from birch bark, and is used as a sweetener
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The xylitol is said to help neutralize acid in the mouth, which in turn helps reduce the risk of tooth decay, cavities as well as development of future cavities.
Zollipops are natural lollipops that contain erythritol, xylitol and stevia (sugar alternatives), which neutralize acid in the mouth and reduce the risk of tooth decay and cavities.
Any animal that consumes xylitol should have immediate medical attention.
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