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Subject Area:General Medicine
Journal: Medical Principles and Practice
Med Princ Pract (2011) 20 (4): 303–320.
Published Online: 11 May 2011
... endorsed the use of xylitol as a caries-limiting agent. Other sugar alcohols that have been successfully used as sugar substitutes include D -glucitol (sorbitol), which, however, owing to its hexitol nature, normally has no strong effect on the mass and adhesiveness of bacterial plaque and on the growth...