Chew On This.......
Wednesday, November 09, 2011
You may think of chewing gum as candy, but certain kinds can help to protect your teeth.
Not all gums are created equal, though. To date, the only gums with the American Dental Association's Seal are sugarless. Chewing sugarless gum has been shown to increase the flow of saliva, which can reduce plaque acid, strengthen teeth, and reduce tooth decay. Chewing sugar-containing gum also increases saliva flow, but the sugar it contains is used by plaque bacteria to produce decay-causing acids.
For a listing of ADA-approved gums, go to www.ada.org/productsearch.aspx
Source: American Dental Association, www.ada.org