Dental Health

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Consensus statement on benefits of low-calorie sweeteners

Author(s): Gibson S, Drewnowski A, Hill J, Raben AB, Tuorila H, Widström E
Publication Name: British Nutrition Foundation Nutrition Bulletin, 2014; 39(4): 386–389.
Publication Year: 2014

A Panel of independent experts was convened to discuss the evidence for benefits of Low Calorie sweeteners (LCS) in five key areas. The Consensus Statement represents an agreed position by all members of the Panel. Appetite ...

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Nonnutritive, low caloric substitutes for food sugars: clinical implications for addressing the incidence of dental caries and overweight/obesity

Author(s): Roberts MW. and Wright TJ.
Publication Name: Int J Dent. 2012: 625701.
Publication Year: 2012

Oral health care professionals are often called upon to provide knowledgeable advice regarding the importance of diet and the role of sugars and low calorie sweeteners in caries formation and weight control. As such, they must be familiar with altern...

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Scientific Opinion on the substantiation of health claims related to intense sweeteners and contribution to the maintenance or achievement of a normal body weight (ID 1136, 1444, 4299), reduction of post-prandial glycaemic responses (ID 4298), maintenance of normal blood glucose concentrations (ID 1221, 4298), and maintenance of tooth mineralisation by decreasing tooth demineralisation (ID 1134, 1167, 1283) pursuant to Article 13(1) of Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006

Author(s): EFSA, Panel on Dietetic Products, Nutrition and Allergies
Publication Name: EFSA Journal 2011;9(6):2229 [26 pp.].
Publication Year: 2011

In this scientific opinion on health claims, EFSA’s Panel on Dietetic Products Nutrition and Allergies concluded that there is sufficient scientific information to support the claims that intense sweeteners, as all sugar replacers, maintain tooth min...

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Effect of after-meal sucrose-free gum-chewing on clinical caries

Author(s): Szöke J, Bánóczy, and H.M. Proskin
Publication Name: J Dent Res. 2001; 80(8):1725-29.
Publication Year: 2001

This two-year study in schoolchildren in Hungary confirmed that chewing sugar-free gum after meals reduces the rate of carries development. Specifically, chewing sugar-free gum sweetened with low calorie sweeteners for 20 minutes after meals, three t...

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The effect of chewing sugar-free gum after meals on clinical caries incidence

Author(s): Beiswanger BB, Boneta AE, Mau MS, Katz BP, Proskin HM, and Stookey GK
Publication Name: J Am Dent Assoc. 1998 Nov; 129(11): 1623-6.
Publication Year: 1998

This three-year randomised clinical study in 1,402 children in Puerto Rico showed that chewing sugar-free gum after eating promotes dental health. Specifically, chewing sugar-free gum sweetened with low calorie sweeteners for 20 minutes after each of...

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Advances in non-caloric sweeteners with dental health advantages over sugars

Author(s): Grenby TH
Publication Name: Proc Finn Dent Soc. 1991; 87(4): 489-99.
Publication Year: 1991

This review provides a summary of advances of early ‘90s in relation to low calorie sweeteners and their benefits to dental health.A number of studies has been conducted since then providing more evidence to the beneficial role of low calorie sweeten...

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