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You may be aware that there are a number of steps you should take if you’ like to enjoy a healthy smile. For example, you may have heard that you should try to eat too many sugary foods. While you may think gum is one thing you should try to avoid, would you be interested in learning that gum actually offers a number of benefits.

For example, if you chew gum, you may actually be less vulnerable to tooth decay and cavities because the chewing motion will produce saliva. This saliva will carry bacteria and food particles away from your teeth,and keep your enamel strong. However, please know that chewing gum shouldn’t be replace your daily oral care routine.

Furthermore, even though chewing gum can be good for your smile, some gums are actually better than other. You should always try to chew gum with no sugar in it. If you chew gum with sugar, you might as well be eating a piece of candy. When you’re picking a pack of gum, please choose one that has xylitol in it. Xylitol can actually help strengthen your tooth’s enamel and help you deal with bad bacteria.

If you would like to hear more about choosing a great chewing gum in Summit, New Jersey, please feel free to give Morristown & Summit Prosthodontics a call at 908-273-0884. Our dentist, Dr. Madalina Iorgulescu, and our team will gladly examine your smile and offer you specific advice. We’re eager to hear from you soon!