Frequently Asked Questions
8. Why is Zsweet® good for my teeth?
Zsweet® has non-cariogenic properties, which means that it helps fight tooth decay! Research clearly established that the use of erythritol (Zsweet®'s main ingredient) sweetened foods provides additional help in the battle against tooth decay by significantly decreasing plaque accumulation.
Erythritol like other polyols is resistant to metabolism by oral bacteria which break down sugars and starches to produce acids which may lead to tooth enamel loss and cavities formation. They are, therefore, non-cariogenic. The usefulness of polyols, including erythritol, as alternatives to sugars and as part of a comprehensive program including proper dental hygiene has been recognized by the American Dental Association. The FDA has approved the use of a "does not promote tooth decay" health claim in labeling for sugar-free foods that contain erythritol or other polyols.
Show Me The Research:
Erythritol is toothfriendly In Vivo Plaque-pH test
• Erythritol is capable to (partly) inhibit oral bacteria in their ability to ferment certain sugars.
• For example, sugar-free toothfriendly milk chocolate can be made with normal lactose - containing milk powder when erythritol is used as the sole bulk sweetener.
SOURCES: Information provided by Dental Institute Zurich