Above: a selection of products made available to citizens through the National Dental Health Initiative.
The National Dental Health Initiative has gotten underway, as the first lot of products ordered under the scheme were today distributed among citizens for free in both constituents of the Confederation. The products consisted of mints and chewing gum made using xylitol and peppermint oil. The National Treasury has confirmed the order cost the taxpayer €31. They were ordered from Peppersmith, a British company which specialises in natural chewing gums and mints.
The products were selected because of their 100% xylitol content. Xylitol is a type of sweet compound classed as sugar alcohol. Oral health experts have found that xylitol helps to reduce plaque and the risk of tooth decay, and may also restore enamel damage which is caused by acid erosion. Leylandiistan & Gurvata has become only the second country in the world, after Finland, to distribute xylitol products to its citizens for free. The National Dental Health Initiative is the first government intervention into matter of public of health, and is based off of the Finnish preventative dentistry policy. More products will be distributed among citizens for free, in an effort to promote awareness of good dental hygiene and improve the oral health of citizens of the Confederation.