Sugar substitutes--one consequence of the Vipeholm Study?

One of the main conclusions from the Vipeholm Study is that consumption of sticky sugar-containing between meal products can be associated with high caries activity. Another important result from this study is that there is a great variation in the caries development between different individuals, for example among those who consume 24 toffees a day. Thus, the answer to the question that was raised in the title of this paper: "Sugar substitutes - one consequence of the Vipeholm Study?" is "Yes" for those products that are consumed frequently and "Yes" for those individuals who have a high risk for dental caries, but "No" for those products that are not consumed frequently and "No" for those individuals who do not have a high risk for dental caries. There are many substitutes available on the market today, both non caloric and caloric, which have a low or even no cariogenic potential. Even if some of these products have economic, technologic and toxicologic shortcomings, sugar substitution is an important part of the caries prevention.
AuthorsD Birkhed
JournalScandinavian journal of dental research (Scand J Dent Res) Vol. 97 Issue 2 Pg. 126-9 (Apr 1989) ISSN: 0029-845X [Print] DENMARK
PMID2704975 (Publication Type: Journal Article)
Chemical References
  • Dietary Carbohydrates
  • Sweetening Agents
  • Sucrose
  • Dental Caries (prevention & control)
  • Dietary Carbohydrates (administration & dosage)
  • Food Habits
  • Humans
  • Sucrose (administration & dosage)
  • Sweetening Agents (administration & dosage, classification)

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