Tooth Decay (or lack of) and Sugar Free Candy! Part 2


There is a place in this world where sugar free candy and convections are the normal. This place is the country of Finland. Finland is the home of the researcher who determined that the naturally produced substance called xylitol from birth trees was both sweet and helped prevent tooth decay.

Finland instituted xylitol gum chewing in schools along with other prevention strategies in their nationwide oral health prevention scheme. As a result, xylitol containing treats are easier to find then traditional sugar sweetened products.

Some time ago, I was traveling in Finland and took some photos to demonstrate the availability of these products. I did not search specialty shops but these where places that tourist would visit to obtain everyday items.