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Where can I buy your products?

We sell direct as well as through the dental wholesaler CTS. If you want to place an order directly, email godental@peppersmith.co.uk, or give us a call on 02087882080.

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How can I get some samples?

You can order some samples through our dental webpage here.

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Do you have materials to help me educate my patients?

Currently we don't have any specific leaflets but if you are having an event and would like us to create some then get in touch with us here.

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How much xylitol is in your mints/gum?

Each mint contains 0.55g of xylitol and each piece of gum contains 1g.

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Aren't some of your flavours, like lemon, acidic?

Nope. We are very strict and would never use an ingredient that could potentially be bad for teeth. None of the flavours we use are acidic (our lemon is lemon oil from the zest not the juice). Also all our final products are tested by a leading food science consultancy to verify that they do not have an acidic pH. For example our lemon mints have a pH of 8.76.

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Are your products good for patients who suffer from dry mouth?

Absolutely. We have lots of dry mouth sufferers who use our products. Our mints and gum promote saliva, which provides relief and also helps buffer acids. Often the mint can be a bit strong and from feedback it seems that the lemons mints are the most popular. If you want to find out more about dry mouth you can read this blog post.

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What age are you products suitable for?

Anyone aged 3 and up.

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How much xylitol is OK to eat in one day?

Xylitol is a polyol (a family of sugar alternatives) and like with all polyols, “excessive consumption” can cause a laxative effect. The good news though is that 25% to 50% of xylitol is absorbed in the intestine so it’s much better tolerated than some other sugar alternatives. So the big question is, how much is “excessive”? Well it completely depends on the individual as we are all different. Research has shown that the tolerance for xylitol can be up to 70g+ for adults and 40g+ for kids. To put this into perspective a whole pack of mints is 13.8g so will be well tolerated by the vast majority of people (there are those that have a sensitivity to xylitol but even they can normally build a tolerance over time).

With all foods though moderation is best and you get the all the dental benefits from 5g to 10g so there’s no need to eat whole packets at a time. The ideal way to eat them is to have a few mints or pieces of gum at regular intervals throughout the day.

If you’re concerned as you have other food sensitivities, you can start off at lower daily amounts of xylitol and increase them as tolerances will increase.

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