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A 68-year-old member asked:

Can stevia cause cavities ? (sweet leaf the only sugar substitute from a plant not made of chemicals)

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Dr. Richard Charmoy
Dentistry 38 years experience
Haven't read anythin: Ibhavent thing anything in the literature that states stevia being related to cavities.
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Dr. Richard Ruden
Dentistry 40 years experience
No: Studies have shown that stevia does not promote tooth decay.
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Dr. James Wright
Dentistry 35 years experience
No: Although stevia is actually sweeter than sugar, there is no evidence that it causes cavities. Enjoy a a stevia sweet treat without dental cavities being a worry!
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Dr. Harvey Shiffman
Cosmetic Dentistry 39 years experience
No: The research that has been done shows that stevia does not contribute to cavities and may actually help prevent them.
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