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Do artificial sweeteners promote tooth decay like sugar?

5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ronald Smith
Dentistry
2 doctors agree

In brief: No

Most artificial or "sugar free" sweeteners are not metabolized by the bacteria that cause tooth decay.
Not all natural "sugars" are bad either. Xylitol is a natural sweetener that has been shown in some studies to lower decay risk.

In brief: No

Most artificial or "sugar free" sweeteners are not metabolized by the bacteria that cause tooth decay.
Not all natural "sugars" are bad either. Xylitol is a natural sweetener that has been shown in some studies to lower decay risk.
Dr. Ronald Smith
Dr. Ronald Smith
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Dr. Harvey Shiffman
Dentistry - Cosmetic
2 doctors agree

In brief: No

Artificial sweetners that contain nothing that bacteria can use for "food" do not cause tooth decay .
The label would say "non nutrative" sweetner.

In brief: No

Artificial sweetners that contain nothing that bacteria can use for "food" do not cause tooth decay .
The label would say "non nutrative" sweetner.
Dr. Harvey Shiffman
Dr. Harvey Shiffman
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Dr. Thomas Stelmach
Dentistry - Cosmetic
1 doctor agrees

In brief: NO

Artificial sweeteners don't have anything in them to support bacterial metabolism. Bacteria that cause decay love sugar and so they metabolize it and produce acids that decay your teeth.

In brief: NO

Artificial sweeteners don't have anything in them to support bacterial metabolism. Bacteria that cause decay love sugar and so they metabolize it and produce acids that decay your teeth.
Dr. Thomas Stelmach
Dr. Thomas Stelmach
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