Sugar-free Chewing Gum Harms Dental Health

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The dentists, who advise their patients to chew a sugar-free gum after eating, may have to reconsider this recommendation. The scientists have discovered that the habit of using a sugar-free chewing gum actually destroys the teeth.

Sugar-free chewing gum

A review of the new study was published in the issue of British Dental Journal. According to the scientists, a sugar-free chewing gum is not a healthy option for teeth. The foods labeled as “sugar free” are a source of risk to our health.

Despite the fact that xylitol and sorbitol (sugar substitutes used in chewing gums) reduce the probability of tooth decay, they are so-called “sour” seasonings. That is, they increase the acidity, which erodes tooth enamel. Acidification has other ways to affect the body, such as indigestion and diarrhea.

In addition, the results of this study have once again confirmed the findings of other scientists that sugar-free products do not reduce the weight and do not lead to weight loss.

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