SOURCE: Xlear, Inc.


November 16, 2010 14:18 ET

Xlear Awards Winners of the Spry Dental Defense Xylitol Project With Trip to Cancun

Xlear to Host Industry Experts, Media and Dental Professionals at Second Xylitol Conference February 2011 in Cancun, Mexico

OREM, UT--(Marketwire - November 16, 2010) -  Xlear, Inc., the leading manufacturer of xylitol products, today announced the winners of the Spry Dental Defense Project, which was created to motivate patients to use xylitol products and evaluate bacterial plaque biofilm levels in patients following the use of several xylitol products for 30 days. The winners of the contest were Cindy Schoeninger, Sandra Dlugosz, Carla Gantz, Donna Grzegorek and Helen Fortner. Each will have the opportunity to present her findings at the by-invitation only Xlear Xylitol Conference in Cancun, Mexico in February 2011. Winners, which were selected from a group of dental hygienists who submitted reports of their experience participating in the project, received free conference registration, hotel, as well as free breakfasts, group dinners, and group tours during the weeklong conference.

"The Spry Dental Defense Project was created to capture the exciting changes that can happen with the daily use of our xylitol-rich oral care products," said Blaine Yates, president of Xlear, Inc. "There is a lot of excitement in the dental profession for the positive benefits of xylitol, so we developed a program that would allow dental hygienists and their practices to capture the proof. Incorporating xylitol as part of regular oral care can have a positive impact on oral health. This is one of the first xylitol projects of its kind, and the reports and evidence we have collected will help to change lives and further promote xylitol as an important component of overall oral health."

Project participants agreed to identify several patients to participate in the study, take intraoral photographs of each patient and regularly monitor their patients' exposure to xylitol on a daily basis during a 30 day period. Patients were given a Spry Dental Defense Kit, which contains Spry Toothpaste, Spry Oral Rinse, Spry Chewing Gum, Spry Mints and Xlear® Nasal Spray with Xylitol. Patients were instructed to brush twice a day with the toothpaste, rinse twice a day with the oral rinse, chew gum or eat mints after every meal and snack and use the nasal spray twice daily for 30 days. Following the 30 days, the patients returned to the project participants' offices for an oral hygiene evaluation, bacterial biofilm scoring and follow-up photographs. Video clips of the dental hygienists' reports can be seen at

The Spry Dental Defense System® is a family of natural, xylitol products that help promote good oral care and may reduce the risk of tooth decay. Xylitol-rich products, such as those in the Spry Dental Defense System create a healthier oral environment and also help to increase mineral absorption back into the enamel of the teeth. For more information on the Spry Dental Defense System, visit

The Xlear Xylitol Conference in Cancun will be the third conference conducted by Xlear. The previous conferences took place in Rome, Italy in May 2009 and in the Caribbean in May 2008.

About Xlear, Inc.
Founded in 2000, Xlear, Inc. (pronounced "clear") is recognized as one of the leading manufacturers of all-natural, health-enhancing xylitol products and strives to educate medical and dental professionals, as well as their patients, about the health benefits of the natural sweetener. Xlear is supported by a team of doctors, dental hygienists and scientists who advocates the use and benefits of xylitol through continuous clinical research. Xlear offers Xlear Nasal Spray with Xylitol, a patented nasal spray; a complete line of oral health products offered under the Spry Dental Defense System brand; and XyloSweet®, raw xylitol crystals used as a sugar substitute in cooking, baking and general consumption. Xlear is based in Orem, Utah. For more information, visit

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