Sweater-free Sweater Weather

Oct 28th 2021

The air is getting cooler. The leaves are changing colors. It’s time to cozy up in a blanket and sip soup.

It’s sweater weather.

As much as you might love Fall, you don’t want to be celebrating it wearing sweaters on your teeth, as well.

You know what I mean.

Fuzzy, grimy, gunky-mung. That not-so-slippery feeling your teeth have in the morning and later in the day.

You brush your teeth, and your smile feels slippery-smooth for a bit. But it doesn’t take long for that fuzzy feeling to sprout back up.

This is because a mass of microorganisms in your mouth are hard at work building “biofilm,” or what’s more commonly known as “dental plaque.”

Brushing is a great way to break these bacterial baddies up a couple times a day. But, if you’re struggling with cavities, you know it’s not enough.

That’s because those biofilm-building bullies come back to reconstruct their plaque palace immediately after you’re done brushing. Not only that, but these slimy savages steal everything you eat, gorge themselves, and lay waste on your smile – making it more of an acidic wasteland and less of the pearly white paradise it should be.

Luckily, scientists discovered Xylitol, an all-natural sweetener, which is proven to target and destroy these creepy crawlies.

These little guys love Xylitol more than kids love cake. Fortunately for us, when they gobble down the delicious Xylitol, their death sentence has already been announced.

Less sneaky bacteria means less little workers to build up plaque and produce acid, leaving you with a silky, sweater-free smile.

So, go out and enjoy all the wonderful things that Fall brings. Pumpkin patches. Oversized sweaters. Spiced lattes. Just remember to follow it up with some Epic Cinnamon Xylitol gum or mints to keep those fall flavors going and your smile sweater-free.