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Oral health

Over the years, DuPont has developed solutions that enable consumers to maintain good oral health, reducing plaque formation and the risk of dental caries.

In the United States 24% of children aged 2-4 years already suffer from dental caries. As diets in developing countries evolve to include more processed foods and extrinsic sugars, the incidence of plaque formation and caries can be expected to increase rapidly across the globe.

DuPont offers a number of solutions that improve and maintain good oral health. For example, XIVIA™ – our sustainably produced xylitol – has been clinically proven to reduce plaque and dental caries and help with the remineralization of caries lesions.

XIVIA™ can be used to replace sugar in confectionery applications and also as a supplement in toothpaste, mouthwash and teething gels, where it increases the effectiveness of fluoride. Unlike other polyols, the product has a cariostatic effect, actively preventing more caries from forming.

Also, a cause and effect relationship has been established between the consumption of food and drinks containing sugar at an exposure frequency of four times daily or more and an increased tooth demineralization. EFSA recognizes that the consumption of foods and drinks containing Xylitol, polydextrose or lactitol may maintain tooth mineralization compared with sugar containing foods.

Health promoting ingredients with physiological benefits

  • XIVIA™ Xylitol
    - Non fermentable sugar
    - Reduction of plaque, caries and increased remineralization


Ingredients enabling improved nutritional profiles

Oral health brochure

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