Sugar-Free Drinks and Chewing Gum Linked to Tooth Damage

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Many people choose sugar-free beverages and gum because they believe they are safer for their teeth.

The sugar alcohol xylitol, which is popular in sugar-free foods, has even been found to help fight tooth decay, and the European Union has approved a related health claim that it is a ‘tooth friendly’ ingredient in chewing gum.

However, a label of “sugar-free” should not automatically be taken to mean “safe for your teeth.” As a new study revealed, even foods that contain “tooth friendly” xylitol have the potential to cause other dental problems …

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