Yes, such a product does exist! Your dentist may not like it when you chew on pieces of ice, munch on hard candies, or chug soda and energy drinks from dawn until dusk, but chewing sugarless gum is not only allowed but encouraged!
Why would your dentist recommend chewing sugarless gum? Believe it or not, there are quite a few benefits of chewing sugarless gum. When you chew gum, your mouth generates more saliva which helps neutralize the acids that can wear down the enamel or your teeth. The act of chewing gum also aids in the removal of food particles that might have been stuck in between your teeth or near your gums. Chewing gum is certainly not as effective as using dental floss when it comes to removing food particles but is better than nothing.
It is very important to select sugarless gum that has the American Dental Association stamp of approval. Our dentists at Ventana Family Dentistry can help you make the right chewing gum choice. Give us a call at 623-566-1200 and find out everything you need to know about sugarless gum.