Have you heard of xylitol? It’s a white crystalline substance that looks a lot like sugar, and tastes eerily similar. Also, it’s not an artificial sweetener. Xylitol is a sugar alcohol found naturally in many fruits and vegetables, and our bodies produce trace amounts of it, as well. It’s becoming increasingly common to see xylitol-infused products lately, even in the beauty realm. That’s right: This ingredient might really up your oral care game. One study found that xylitol has been “found to be promising in reducing dental caries disease and also reversing the process of early caries.” Another study agreed, and also noted xylitol’s potential to increase “salivary flow and pH13 and reduce the number of cariogenic (MS) and periodontopathic (Helicobacter pylori) bacteria, plaque levels, xerostomia, gingival inflammation, and erosion of teeth.” In short? Get some xylitol into your oral care routine—stat.
The History of Spry
Spry is owned by parent company Xlear (pronounced “clear”), which got its start in 2000 and quickly became a leader in offering xylitol-based products like drug-free sinus care and natural sweeteners. Spry products in particular are focused on oral care—like mints, gum, and toothpaste—and all feature xylitol as a key ingredient.
Spry Company Mission
Xlear’s mission is to “provide simple and cost-effective prevention so people can live healthy and fulfilling lives.” From Spry’s Dental Defense System to Xlear Sinus Care, Xlear believes there are plenty of natural ways to help you feel your best.
Benefits of Spry
Spry offers a complete oral care system, including toothpaste, mouthwash, mints, and gum. No matter which product you choose, they all contain xylitol, a natural sweetener believed to promote salivation, moisturize oral tissues, and inhibit bacterial growth. When you add Spry to your oral care routine, you’ll be exposed to just the right amount of xylitol to benefit your teeth and gums and support fresher breath. Even better? All the products are made with non-GMO ingredients. Thrive Market member Marcia in Ferndale, Wash., loves the mints and reports they’re safe to use with her Invisalign, and Susan in Tequesta, Fla., says she carries a pack of mints with her wherever she goes.
Top Spry Products
According to our Thrive Market members, here are three of Spry’s top products.
A treat for both your senses and your teeth, this toothpaste uses refreshing peppermint flavor plus natural sweetener xylitol to promote a natural approach to oral health.
Finish your nightly routine with Spry’s oral rinse that uses xylitol—known for inhibiting bacteria—to help your mouth feel clean and refreshed.
Cinnamon Xylitol Mints
Mint fans will love this version made with xylitol and the warm flavor of cinnamon. Not only will your breath feel extra fresh, but popping a mint every so often may also help keep bacteria at bay.
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