CariFree Xyli-Tots

Sept. 8, 2010
Xyli-Tots Lollies are specially formulated to keep mouths healthy without sacrificing taste.

ALBANY, Oregon--CariFree, a leader in caries prevention, is combating cavities this Halloween, with candy.

The company’s cavity-fighting lollipops, Xyli-Tots Lollies, are specially formulated to keep mouths healthy without sacrificing taste.

Practically indistinguishable from candy store lollipops, CariFree’s Xyli-Tots Lollies are sugar-free. The magic ingredient is a naturally occurring sugar substitute known as xylitol, which targets cavity-causing bacteria and decreases acidity within the mouth.

The resulting neutralization affords a significant decline in cariogenic bacteria, and in turn, reduces the risk for cavities. Xyli-Tots Lollies come in five flavors: cherry chuckles, citrus smiles, grape giggles, lime laughs, and raspberry riddles.

“Every Halloween there is always that one house on the block that hands out toothbrushes instead of candy," said Carri Cady, registered dental hygienist and vice president of sales and marketing for CariFree.

"Of course, despite the good intention, this house remains unpopular. Our Xyli-Tots Lollies look and taste exactly like candy, and they fight the cavity-causing caries infection. It’s a win-win approach to oral health that both kids and parents can appreciate.”

Some 50% of children in the United States will experience tooth decay by the age of 11, according to the Centers for Disease Control. With so many children battling tooth decay, CariFree envisioned a solution to keep kids healthy. By ensuring a healthy pH level is maintained within the mouth, CariFree’s Xyli-Tots Lollies help keep cavities at bay, even if kids indulge in other sweets this Halloween.

Drilling and filling cavities is just a response to the damage caused by dental caries and provides no solution for the actual infection that causes cavities to occur in the first place. CariFree’s line of products addresses the problem at its source by treating the caries infection and helping keep children cavity-free.

“CariFree is passionate about oral health, especially when it comes to children,” added Cady. “It can seem like a never-ending struggle to convince kids to brush and floss, and even then, they are not fully protected against the dental disease. The Xyli-Tots Lollies are simple, safe and effective. On holidays like Halloween, Xyli-Tots Lollies are the perfect solution to keep everyone smiling.”

Families and dentists can fill their jack-o’-lanterns with Xyli-Tots Lollies this Halloween by visiting the CariFree Web site at and receive a special 10% discount on orders of $50 or more.

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