This World Oral Health Day, the International Sweeteners Association (ISA) joins forces with organisations around the world to Unite for Mouth Health, because a healthy mouth enables all of us to simply enjoy life. And that is something definitely worth pledging for.
In line with the 2020 campaign theme “Say Ahh: Unite for Mouth Health”, the ISA is proud to support oral health by pledging to:
- Inform people on how low/no calorie sweeteners can help limit excess sugar intake: with excess sugar consumption being a primary cause of tooth decay, low/no calorie sweeteners can be useful to help cut down on sugar without affecting the enjoyment of sweet-tasting foods and drinks.
- Communicate the science on the role low/no calorie sweeteners can play in good oral health: unlike sugar and other fermentable ingredients of our diet, low/no calorie sweeteners are not broken down by oral bacteria; therefore, they do not contribute to tooth demineralisation, which is one of the reasons for tooth decay.
- Continue supporting healthy food environments: due to their properties, mentioned above, low/no calorie sweeteners enable food and drink manufacturers to reformulate products and support oral health by contributing to healthy food environments.
Download ISA pledges for World Oral Health Day 2020 by clicking here to learn more about our pledges and related scientific references.
Please find more information on the ISA campaign for World Oral Health Day 2020 here.