Xylitol and its usage in ENT practice


Sakallioglu O., Guvenc I. A. , Cingi C.

JOURNAL OF LARYNGOLOGY AND OTOLOGY, vol.128, no.7, pp.580-585, 2014 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 128 Issue: 7
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.1017/s0022215114001340
  • Journal Name: JOURNAL OF LARYNGOLOGY AND OTOLOGY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.580-585

Abstract

Background: Xylitol is a five-carbon sugar alcohol. Natural sources of xylitol include plums, strawberries and raspberries. Xylitol is commercially available in chewing gums, lozenges, syrups, nasal sprays, toothpastes, mouthwashes and other products in some countries. It has gained relative prominence in the past decade as a naturally occurring antibacterial agent.