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 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 128 Issue: 7
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.1017/s0022215114001340
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF LARYNGOLOGY AND OTOLOGY
  • 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.