Stevia is manufactured by extracting steviol glycosides from the leaves of Stevia rebaudiana Bertoni, a native South American shrub. It is up to 300 times sweeter than sucrose. Despite its high sweetening power, stevia is considered to be harmless to dental health. Thus, it has been advocated as an alternative to conventional synthetic sweeteners and granulated sugar and many producers have started using it in their foods instead, advertising the substance as a calorie-free and tooth-friendly sweetener.
However, the German dentists have now argued that the tooth-friendly properties of stevia have not been proven sufficiently by scientific studies. While usual sugar offers nourishment to caries bacteria, stevia is not a suitable source of nutrition. In this respect, stevia is better for one’s dental flora compared with granulated sugar or honey, they said. At the same time, the association’s dentists warned the public not to neglect oral hygiene. Were the caries-inhibiting properties of stevia to be confirmed scientifically, dental hygiene would still be indispensable.
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