Monday, December 10, 2012

Xlear SparX

I am a Mom Ambassador for Moms Meet, which means I get to be part of a group of moms who have the opportunity to sample new and different products, always exciting!

My most recent sampling opportunity is a product called Xlear SparX.  When I first saw the name, I thought it was a little strange.  Then I got my samples in the mail and both me and Hakan, my 3 1/2 year old, tasted them, a deliciously sweet little candy that comes in three different flavors, Fruit, Berry and Citrus!

The best part, they actually help clean your teeth, because it uses xylitol instead of sugar, I know, a candy good for your teeth, what?!?  The only thing I knew about xylitol, was it was in some sugar-free gums, so I knew it was some sort of sweetener, but after watching this webinar, I learned it was so much more than just a sweetener!  It actually helps keep your teeth cleaner, because bacteria cannot break it down, like sugar, to create acid that leads to tooth decay.  In turn, it prevents bacteria from reproducing, their numbers decrease, and they lose their ability to stick to the surface of teeth, making the body able to wash them away, awesome right!?  I think so:)  This is such a great alternative to regular sugar filled candy, and I have no problem feeding them to my kids, who love them.

In order to get the amount of xylitol needed to protect your teeth, they recommend 5 exposures a day, which just means, brushing your teeth with a xylitol toothpaste, chewing gum or candy, or mouthwash, not really anything we don't already do:)

A study in Belize with children who started chewing gum with xylitol had a 70% decrease in tooth decay, that's really amazing.  The gum you choose to chew with xylitol needs to be the first ingredient and the only sugar, otherwise the effectiveness is decreased.

Not only does it benefit oral health, it also helps with upper respiratory health and diabetes.  So many positives, I'm not sure why I didn't know about it sooner.
There are so many great products to choose from.  We also got samples of the Kids Spry Tooth Gel with Xylitol, our kids love it!  I'm super excited to try some other products with my family made with xylitol and start reaping the benefits!  I completely recommend xylitol products!  Check out the webinar or their site for more info.

Also, speaking of oral health, a good friend of mine, Heather, and her brother started an amazing company called, Bogobrush.  They make these beautiful biodegradable toothbrushes, and the best part, for every brush you buy, they give one to someone in need.  You can help by pre-ordering yours today!  I can't wait to get mine:)

Disclaimer:  I received the 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 agreed 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 the product.

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