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Doctor insights on: Is Aspartame Bad For Your Teeth

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Is aspartame bad for your teeth, since it is not real sugar?

Is aspartame bad for your teeth, since it is not real sugar?

Not aspartame, but..: The problem is not so much the aspartame as what food it is an ingredient in. Many drinks, regular or diet, are actually very acidic and will erode enamel. Many foods with the sweetening agent are snack foods consisting of simple carbohydrates that are converted into plaque in the mouth. All in all, not so good for your teeth! ...Read more

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Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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Is using aspartame bad for your teeth?

Is using aspartame bad for your teeth?

No: No aspartame is an artificial sugar substitute. Because of this it is actually better for your teeth as the bacteria that cause cavities use sugar as their food source. If they don't get that sugar than they do not have a food source and you are less likely to get cavities. ...Read more

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Does aspartame, saccharin cause tooth decay?

Does aspartame, saccharin cause tooth decay?

Definitely, no: Aspartame or saccharin does not contribute to tooth decay. ...Read more

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Can tooth decay be caused by aspartame and acesulfame k?

Can tooth decay be caused by aspartame and acesulfame k?

Acid: Tooth decay is caused by acid, a byproduct of bacterial digestion. These substances are not part of their diet. All the best... ...Read more

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Are aspertame/saccharin better for your teeth than sugar?

Are aspertame/saccharin better for your teeth than sugar?

Not really: Sorbitol, mannitol, maltitol and many other 'sugar alcohols' can still be digested into acids by oral bacteria to cause decay. Xylitol is the only artifical sweetener that the oral bacteria cannot break down and it actually remineralizes the teeth. Chewing gum with recaldent will also strengthen teeth. ...Read more

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Why do so many odt tablets have aspartame? Name brand klonopin (clonazepam) wafers don't, all generics do and name brand was dc'd. It's such a bad taste too

Why do so many odt tablets have aspartame? Name brand klonopin (clonazepam) wafers don't, all generics do and name brand was dc'd. It's such a bad taste too

Ask the company: Ask the company which makes your generics about this. They may be trying to improve or sweeten the taste, but it's displeasing to you. ...Read more

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Help please! Is aspartame really as bad as people say?

Help please! Is aspartame really as bad as people say?

No: Are you getting your medical information from friends or the internet? If so, stop listening to or reading those sources of misinformation and blatant lies? Do you really think that something like aspartame would still be on the market if that were true. You're too old to fall for that stuff! Do you still believe in the tooth fairy? ...Read more

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Is aspartame bad for you? What has it been linked too?

Yes: Artificial sweetners are not good for you. Why is it neccessary to sweeten any thing. Consuming sweeteners is definitely associated with abdominal obesity. It upregulates your sweet taste. Eat and drink natural. ...Read more

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Is it bad to drink fresca when pregnant? It has aspartame in it.

Is it bad to drink fresca when pregnant? It has aspartame in it.

Definitely!!: Aspartame causes a phenenon in the brain called excitotoxicity which is related to energy metabolism. Pregnancy demands a pristine diet, not only for mom but the baby that receives everything from her. ...Read more

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Is aspartame bad for you? The sparkling water I like contains it, but I heard it causes cancer. Any truth??

Is aspartame bad for you? The sparkling water I like contains it, but I heard it causes cancer. Any truth??

Nothing after 20 yrs: Since the 1990's, there has been a scare campaign against aspartame as causing everything -- familiar cancers, multiple sclerosis, lupus, brain tumors, chronic fatigue. A few people are clearly allergic. But the science is fabricated, the real authors have eluded identification and the scientific attributions have been fake. My doctor friends are mostly still drinking it. ...Read more

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Aspartame, Splenda or sugar? Are artificial sweeteners as bad for you as sugar or are they worse?

Aspartame, Splenda or sugar? Are artificial sweeteners as bad for you as sugar or are they worse?

Artificial sweetener: If you do not have diabetes you need not worry about sugar, provided you don't take too much, or don't exercise enough.
That said, Splenda would not hurt you. ...Read more

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Is aspartame really bad for you? Just wanna have a basic understanding. Should I stop drinking things that have it?

Is aspartame really bad for you? Just wanna have a basic understanding. Should I stop drinking things that have it?

Probably in large: Amounts, it is not the best for you. There is little evidence of harm if you use a teaspoon in your coffee, but large amounts of diet sodas and use of very large amounts in baking may be a problem. There is some evidence that the body reacts to it like it does to real sugar, and we produce too much Insulin and glucagon and this can cause metabolic problems. I would keep it to a minimum. ...Read more

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Is the aspartame in diet drinks bad for the baby while a woman is pregnant?

Is the aspartame in diet drinks bad for the baby while a woman is pregnant?

Yes: Aspartame causes what is known as excitotoxicity in brain and nevous system. Don't use it! ...Read more

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Is crystal light just as bad as caffine free diet coke? They both have aspartame.

Is crystal light just as bad as caffine free diet coke? They both have aspartame.

Moderation: Aspartame, as with anything else, in moderation is probably ok. Long term effects are not well studied so limiting its consumption is probably a prudent thing to do. ...Read more

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Is aspartame in diet snapple really bad for you? I became a dietbetic in feb an my level was 8.2 now I got recheck an my level is 6.1 l lost 40 should I just drink crystel light?

Is aspartame in diet snapple really bad for you? I became a dietbetic in feb an my level was 8.2 now I got recheck an my level is 6.1 l lost 40 should I just drink crystel light?

FIRST OF ALL: Congratulations for such an amazing turnaround! You should be proud of yourself, so keep it up!
drink water! Forget about the additives. If you can not stomach plain water, then ok but otherwise water, water, water, water! ...Read more

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What to do if I keep reading online that diet drinks with aspartame are really bad for you. Is it true?

What to do if I keep reading online that diet drinks with aspartame are really bad for you. Is it true?

No: Are you getting your medical information from friends or the internet? If so, stop listening to or reading those sources of misinformation and blatant lies? Do you really think that something like aspartame would still be on the market if that were true. You're too old to fall for that stuff! Do you still believe in the tooth fairy? ...Read more

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Do you recommend diet coke (in moderation), or just not at all? If its so bad, one would think aspartame would be banned.

Do you recommend diet coke (in moderation), or just not at all? If its so bad, one would think aspartame would be banned.

Your preference: All the sweeteners are about the same. Depends upon your preference as to taste. Some cannot be used in baking. None have any known bad side effects unless you have a rare genetic disease pku and take aspartame. ...Read more

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Help please! Is aspartame harmful to my body?

Help please! Is aspartame harmful to my body?

No: Are you getting your medical information from friends or the internet? If so, stop listening to or reading those sources of misinformation and blatant lies? Do you really think that something like aspartame would still be on the market if that were true. You're too old to fall for that stuff! Do you still believe in the tooth fairy? ...Read more

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Which is worse for you? Aspartame or artificial colors?

Which is worse for you? Aspartame or artificial colors?

Aspartame: There is no quality evidence connecting aspartame to anything seriously harmful (some believe it to be a headache trigger). Although some old artificial colors have been taken off the market (likely without true evidence of harm in humans), there is no evidence connecting the small doses found in food and any relationship to harm in humans. Focus more on calorie content for health. ...Read more

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Are there any conclusive studies that suggest that aspartame is dangerous?

Are there any conclusive studies that suggest that aspartame is dangerous?

The Aspartame Danger: In the body, aspartame has been shown to reduce production of the powerful anti-oxidant glutathione in the brain, thus leaving the brain vulnerable to oxidative stress and neurodegenerative diseases

(http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmed/22385158).

A study conducted in nyc recently found that regular consumption of diet drinks with aspartame increased the risk of heart attacks significantly. ...Read more

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Can there be any gum that is aspartame-free?

Can there be any gum that is aspartame-free?

Aspartame: Is present in almost chewing gums in the market. There are a few, e.g. Zapp that is aspartame free. ...Read more

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Can aspartame cause constipation?

Can aspartame cause constipation?

The FDA: List of 92 aspartame-related symptoms (complaints) did not include constipation. ...Read more

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Is there aspartame or sucralose in baby food?

Is there aspartame or sucralose in baby food?

No: Baby food is tightly regulated. There should be no preservatives, additives, or artificial sweetener. Always check the label on anything you feed your baby. ...Read more

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Are there any studies or suspicions that aspartame can cause or exaserbate phimosis?

Are there any studies or suspicions that aspartame can cause or exaserbate phimosis?

No there hasn't: As far as I know. This would require a double blinded prospective study of significant # of men, 1/2 who consumed aspartane on regular basis & 1/2 who don't. Can see no reason why phimosis could be caused by aspartane. Would seriously question anyone who has made such claims. Unfortunately, there are all too many false assertions made about such occurrences i.e. from vaccines. Always question! ...Read more