No it doesn't. The bacteria in our mouths ferment sugars which is what causes the tooth decay.
Stevia has a different chemical structure than sugar, so the bacteria can't ferment it.
In fact, the stevia herb (I'm not sure about the extract) is included in some dental products (I like Dr. Christophers Tooth Powder). I think it's probably for the sweetness rather than for any positive effects on the teeth though.
by Karen Alder7 years ago
Does Stevia cause tooth decay like sugar and honey does and therefore require timely oral hygiene?
by Elena3 months ago
If I put sugar in Green Tea, does it spoil the benefit?(I am drinking one cup a day, but find it so bitter)
by breathe2travel5 years ago
I've read that black walnut reverses tooth decay? Have you tried it?
by Marisa Hammond Olivares23 months ago
Are there any alternatives to artificial sweeteners - besides refined sugar?There are articles that claim refined sugar is bad for you. Artificial sweeteners are also getting a bad rap. Are there any alternatives?
by Mohammed Yussif135 years ago
Please what is the best way to cure tooth decay?
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What is the tastiest healthy way to sweeten iced tea?I love sweet iced tea, but I am not so fond of the sugar I use to make it so delicious. Are there any good alternatives that wouldn't compromise flavor?
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