Have you ever noticed the ADA seal of approval? It’s fairly common on products like toothpaste, toothbrushes, and mouthwashes, and even on a pack of gum? But, do you know why the American Dental Association put their approval on a pack of gum? Is chewing gum good for your teeth or for your oral health?
In fact, chewing gum is scientifically proven to be good for your oral health, mostly because it promotes saliva flow. This is extremely important because it carries away plaque and debris, which can fight against gum disease and tooth decay.
However, chewing gum does not replace the need for brushing, flossing, and visiting your dentist for routine cleanings, but it can help you prevent cavities and gum disease.
Please remember to choose gum with the ADA seal of approval. This gum—while sweetened—is always sugarless. This may be important because, although it is the chewing motion and not the lack of sugar that benefits your smile, sugar promotes acid formation. In other words, chewing gum will work to negate acid, while sugar may promote its growth once again.
To learn more about the benefits of chewing gum, please don’t hesitate to contact us soon. We are eager to meet you.