When patients take good care of their smile, they can enjoy the benefits of their hard work. They can keep their smile looking beautiful and enjoy overall oral health and wellness for a lifetime when they maintain routine visits with their dentist and take care of their smile in-between. However, many patients ask their Huntington Beach dentist, is chewing gum good for my teeth?
In some cases, chewing gum can be beneficial for maintaining oral health and wellness. Many sugar-free gums are appropriate for chewing. The American Dental Association actually provides certain sugarless gums with the ADA Seal of Acceptance to show that these gums can be chewed safely without harming the smile. In fact, many gums are less like candy and more of a way of maintaining oral health and wellness. This is because the act of chewing gums can actually increase the flow of saliva, washing away acids and neutralizing them to break down bacteria on the teeth and gums. This, in turn, can be helpful in keeping the smile healthy.
If you are looking for a way to keep your smile healthy between visits to the dentist, as well as between meals, the American Dental Association encourages patients to look for sugar-free gum that has the ADA Seal of Acceptance. This means that you can chew without feeling self-conscious about what you are doing to your smile and overall health as well.
Contact our Huntington Beach dentist, Dr. Robert J. Moretta of Sea Cliff Dental, to discuss oral health care solutions for maintaining the smile’s health and beauty between dental visits. His practice is conveniently located at 18652 Florida Street #300 in Huntington Beach, California and can be reached by phone at (714) 848-4247. He can educate you and your family on how to care for their smiles!
Location: 18652 Florida St #300, Huntington Beach, CA 92648
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