Xylitol is a natural sugar that is produced naturally in tiny amounts in the body. It is also found in the food supply. Remarkably, taking xylitol as a nutritional supplement has been shown to be a powerful, safe preventative for tooth decay. Xylitol is much more effective much safer than fluoride treatments. Chewing gum with xylitol in it restores a healthy balance of good bacteria that protects against cavities. This is another little known treatment featured in Jonathan Wright’s Nutrition and Healing newsletter, May issue, 2012. I highly recommend this excellent publication.