Dental Health

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The unbearable sweetness of sugar (and sugar alternatives)

Author(s): Elaine Gardner (British Dietetic Association)
Publication Name: BDJ 224, 5 (12 January 2018)
Publication Year: 2018

In a series of brief reports published in British Dental Journal, Elaine Gardner, Registered Dietitian and British Dietetic Association (BDA) spokesperson, provides top-line information about different sweeteners including some alternative types of ...

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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. Appeti...

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Role of Sugar and Sugar Substitutes in Dental Caries: A Review

Author(s): Gupta P, Gupta N, Pawar AP, Birajdar SS, Natt AS, and SinghHP
Publication Name: ISRN Dent. 2013 Dec 29;2013:519421.
Publication Year: 2013

This review paper summarises the impact of sugar and low calorie sweeteners on dental health and concludes that low calorie sweeteners such as aspartame, acesulfame-K, cyclamate, saccharin, sucralose and steviol glycosides are not cariogenic...

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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 alter...

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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 m...

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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 ...

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