When you’re at the store looking at the multiple chewing gum choices, it’s important to think about your smile. Unfortunately, certain types of gum can threaten and attack your teeth, especially gum that is loaded with sugar. So, to help you pick the best and healthiest gum for your pearly whites, Dr. Malcolm J Boykin DDS and our dental team encourage you to choose gum that:
–Is sugarless: It’s best to choose sugar-free gum because sugar can attack and harm the smile, promoting cavities. It’s also beneficial to chew sugarless gum because it helps produce saliva. The more saliva you produce, the more the bacteria and acid in your mouth will be washed away and neutralized.
–Contains xylitol: Xylitol is a very special and beneficial ingredient you should look for in the gum you chew. This is because xylitol prohibits the growth of Streptococcus mutans which are bacteria that create cavities. Xylitol also makes it nearly impossible for bacteria to stick to the teeth, which helps prevent cavities and plaque growth.
–Has ADA approval: If the gum has been approved by the American Dental Association, then that means it is safe for your smile. So, make sure the label on the gum package contains the ADA Seal of Approval.
If you take our advice and chew gum that has these characteristics, you’ll be on the right track toward maintaining a strong oral health and smile. To learn more about the best and healthiest chewing gum in Ramona, CA, call [practice_name] at [phone] today. We are more than happy to help you!