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Interventions in Pediatric Dentistry: Open Access Journal

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Use of LCS in Dental Caries Volume 8 - Issue 2

Govindarajan Raghavan*, Ramesh Prajapati, Shilpa Dhar and Arohi Bapna

  • R & D, Zydus Wellness Institute, Ahmedabad, India

Received: November 17, 2022;   Published: November 21, 2022

*Corresponding author: Govindarajan Raghavan, Zydus Wellness Institute, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, 380058, India

DOI: 10.32474/IPDOAJ.2019.03.000281

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Dental caries (Decay) is an oral disease, caused by the interaction of bacteria, mainly Streptococcus mutans, and sugary foods on tooth enamel. Dental Caries (DC) is increased when the consumption of sugar is frequent and unhealthy eating habits are practiced. They can begin early in life, progress rapidly in those who are at high risk, and often goes untreated. Dental caries has multifactorial aetiology in which microorganisms have a significant role to play by altering the pH of saliva caused due to fermentation of carbohydrate. The impact of low-calorie sweeteners contrary to sugar is non-cariogenic, as they do not participate in the fermentation processes by the microorganisms that are naturally present in our mouth. Low calorie sweeteners can help in decreasing the tooth demineralization if they are consumed instead of sugars by maintaining the salivary pH. This paper reviews the role of low-calorie sweeteners in dental caries.

Keywords: Dental Caries, Children, Low Calorie Sweetener (LCS), Tooth Decay, Sugar Consumption, Stevia, Sucralose

Abbreviations: LCS: Low Calorie Sweetener; DC: Dental Caries; WHO: World health organization

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