10/10/2011 03:58 pm ET Updated Dec 10, 2011

Sugar-Free Drinks And Gum Could Damage Teeth, Study Finds

Sugar-free gum, sweets and soft drinks, marketed as healthy alternatives to sugary products, can damage teeth, cause gastric problems and are unlikely to promote weight loss, research claims. A study review in the British Dental Journal (BDJ) found that sugar-free foods and drinks contain acidic additives that may cause dental problems by eroding the enamel on consumers' teeth.

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