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Dent Assist. 2004 Mar-Apr;73(2):38-40.

Army's "look for xylitol first" program.

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Dental Corps, U.S. Army Dental Command, Fort Sam Houston, Texas, USA.


Xylitol is a sugar substitute not well known in the United States. This sugar substitute is not only low in calories but can also help prevent dental caries. The U.S. Army Dental Command's Health Promotion Program is constantly seeking additional prevention measures to enhance the oral health of America's Army. The Dental Command has created the "Look for Xylitol First" initiative aimed at training all members of the dental care team on the positive benefits of xylitol and to teach patients how to be smart consumers and evaluate products for their xylitol content.

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