Chewing Gum for Cavity Prevention

Did you know that chewing gum can help you have a better smile?  Just chew a piece of sugarless gum after your meal for 20 minutes. It’s as simple as that.  According to the American Dental Association, this increases saliva flow to your mouth, and that helps with these decay-fighting benefits:

  • Washes away food debris
  • Neutralizes acid
  • Provides disease-fighting substances
  • Delivers more calcium and phosphate

The ADA also suggests that the gum carry it’s seal of approval so check your package. Even though chewing sugarless gum is a good thing, it shouldn’t replace good daily dental care and your semi annual visit to your dentist.


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