If you want a strong and successful oral health, our Smile 2 Heart Dental team recommends that you chew gum as much as possible. Now, please remember that we’re not asking you to chew regular gum that contains sugar. We’re asking you to chew gum that will help your smile rather than harm it. To help you pick the best chewing gum possible, we recommend picking gum that:
Is sugar free
Sugar-free gum is very beneficial, especially because it helps you create more saliva. The more saliva you produce, the more the food particles, plaque, and bacteria will be washed away from your smile. This gum also neutralizes the acid in your mouth, which successfully reduces your chances of developing oral cavities.
Xylitol is an artificial sweetener that stops decay-causing bacteria. It tends to inhibit the growth of Streptococcus mutans and it keeps the bacteria from adhering to the surfaces of your teeth. This is a great way to keep cavities at bay.
Has been approved by the ADA
The best gum you can choose is one that has been approved by the American Dental Association. If your gum has this stamp of approval, it has passed tests that have evaluated safety and effectiveness. So, the ADA-approved gum is the best product you can chew.
For more details about chewing gum in Brigham City, Utah, please call 435.723.6120 and talk to a member of our team. We also encourage you to schedule an appointment with your dentist, Dr. Jody W. Adams, if you have any concerns or if you need to discuss a specific brand of gum that will help your smile. We are happy to help you in any way we can—all you need to do is call our office!