For cavities: A wide range of doses has been used in children 5 years and older. Typically, candies or chewing gum are used three to five times every day. In total, doses are from 1-20 grams per day. It is recommended that xylitol gum be chewed for 10-20 minutes after meals. Sucking on candies providing 5-8 grams of xylitol also seems beneficial.
For ear infection (otitis media): Total daily doses of 8.4-10 grams of xylitol in chewing gum, lozenges, or syrup given in five divided doses after meals.
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