How chewing gum can benefit your teeth

GUM CHEWERS REJOICE

If you love chewing gums then we have good news for you, chewing gum can have some unexpectedly beneficial effects on your teeth!

Important disclaimer: this only applies to SUGAR-FREE gum. Gum with sugar may have the effect of promoting cavities, and is bad for your oral health.

How does this work?

Chewing sugar-free gum can have the effect of promoting saliva flow, which helps flush out tartar, food particles, and protects against cavities. As well, chewing gum helps clear food out from those tight spots between your teeth and biting surfaces that are hard to reach. We recommend chewing gum for at least 10-15 minutes after each meal to help with this.  

When choosing the best gum for you, it’s important to check the ingredients. Gums sweetened with artificial sweeteners such as aspartame, sorbitol or mannitol are good options. If you want to take a step further and get the best chewing gum for your teeth, Recaldent chewing gum is a great option. It contains CPP-ACP, which in addition to the other good effects can even remineralize your teeth, and reverse the process of cavities and can prevent you from having dental fillings done!

Now you can go away and feel good knowing you are helping your teeth every time you grab a stick of gum. Chew responsibly!

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