How much xylitol should one eat per day?
A. The anti-cariogenic effect of xylitol stems partly from the affected bacteria population in the mouth and partly from the properties of saliva. Xylitol is a natural and convenient way of supplementing daily dental care. Research shows that for maximum benefit, doses of at least 5 grams per day should be taken. In practice, this means 5-7 pieces of chewing gum or mints a day. The pieces should be chewed immediately after a meal or a snack. If you eat more snacks, you of course need more frequent help from xylitol.