School-based use of xylitol/maltitol or erythritol/maltitol lozenges in low caries area had no additional caries preventive effect

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The aim of the study was to investigate whether, in a school-based setting in a low caries prevalence population xylitol/maltitol  or erythritol/maltitol conferred any additional caries preventive effect. Xylitol is a non-fermentable sugar alcohol Erythritol is a noncaloric tetritol (tetrahydroxy alcohols) with about  70% of the sweetness of  sucrose. Maltitol is generally considered an inert [read the full story…]