About Dr. Branam Healthy Smiles for Life

At Branam, our mission is to advance pediatric care by developing natural products that prevent early childhood tooth decay

In a 2006 American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry study, children whose mothers who chewed xylitol gum 3 months after delivery until their children were 2 years old had a 70% reduction in cavities compared to other groups. Studies have also shown that xylitol chewing gum can help prevent acute otitis media, the most common ear infection in children.


In the U.S., xylitol is approved as a direct food additive for use in foods for special dietary needs. Unlike fluoride, xylitol is safe for babies and toddlers to swallow, allowing it to be both an effective substitute and complement to fluoride in oral care products. The safety of xylitol has been proven in long term clinical studies and has been confirmed by all the major regulatory bodies worldwide.

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