Maddie recently went in for her first dental check up. She was amazing! And yet, we discovered a few cavities :(. I was heartbroken. I didn't let on to anything negative with Maddie and just reassured her that we'd continue to keep brushing and would NOW even add in nightly flossing. The dentist felt the lack of flossing is what caused the cavities, they were the ones located in between the teeth.
So, now we are a flossed-crazy family and since information is power, we're much stronger from all the news. And speaking of news, I was recently contacted about some awesome new gum that makes high claims on improving dental healthy. I was like....what?!!! Ok! I LOVE IT! LET'S GIVE IT A GO! I'M NOW A CRAZED, CAPPED TYPING, FLOSSING WOMAN WHOSE GONNA MUNCH MY WAY TO HEALTHIER TEETH. :)
And then I took off the caps lock.
A little about PÜR Gum…
Aspartame is a man-made, synthetic sweetener found in most sugar-free gums, beverages, and candies. This food additive has been linked to symptoms including (but not limited to) headaches, dizziness, mood change, vomiting/nausea, and change in heart rate.
PÜR GUM is completely aspartame-free. Sweetened instead with the natural goodness of Xylitol, PÜR GUM gets its great taste from Mother Nature herself! A substance produced by corn, Xylitol has been found to aide in digestion, and even prevent tooth decay. Not only that, it is completely safe for pregnant moms and children of any age. PÜR GUM has no chemicals, no aftertaste and no aspartame.
Xylitol is an all-natural sweetener found in many fruits and vegetables looks and tastes like sugar. It's good for your teeth, stabilizes insulin and hormone levels, promotes good health and has none of the negative side effects of white sugar or artificial sweeteners. Xylitol looks like sugar, tastes like sugar, and has the same sweetness as sugar, making it the ideal natural sugar replacement. Each PÜR GUM contains 1 gram of Xylitol and only 2.4 calories per gram, and is slowly absorbed as a complex carbohydrate. And, Xylitol is a dentist's dream; it reverses all of the destructive effects of sugar on oral health by inhibiting growth of the bad bacteria associated with declining oral health. This dental superhero helps to restore proper alkaline/acid balance in the mouth, inhibits plaque formation and prevents tooth decay by 80 percent.Made in Switzerland, PÜR Gum offers consumers the highest quality ingredients available.
PÜR understands the need for products that speak to certain diet restrictions, and lifestyle choices to promote optimal health across the globe. For that reason, PÜR Gum is vegan, gluten-free, non-gmo, nut-free, diabetic friendly and dairy free.