A 39-year-old member asked:
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is it true that saccharin promotes tooth decay?

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Dr. David May
Dr. David May answered
30 years experience Dentistry
No: It is an artificial sweetener and has no nutritional value. Bacteria need something like sugar to live on.
Answered on Sep 9, 2013
Dr. Hans Reinemer
34 years experience Pediatric Dentistry
No: This artificial sweetener cannot be metabolized by the oral bacteria. Thus, no acid is produced meaning less tooth decay. Additionally, the use of sugarless products promotes salivary flow which helps buffer acid and decrease your decay risk.
Answered on Sep 9, 2013
Dr. Thomas Stelmach
39 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
No: Doesn't promote tooth decay.
Answered on Sep 11, 2013

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