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Sugar-Free Chewing Gum May Contribute to Oral Health

“Anything we can do to reduce the amount of acid and bacteria in your mouth will help prevent tooth decay.”

said Dr. Matthew Messina, a spokesperson for the American Dental Association.  “And that means less dental work.”

According to the article in MEN’S HEALTH titled “This $1 Habit Could Save You Hundreds In Dental Bills”, chewing gum increases saliva production which helps remove food and neutralizes acids that wear away enamel.

Brushing, flossing and regular check ups are the best ways to take care of your teeth.  But according to this recent article chewing sugar-free gum after meals can inhibit acid and bacteria in your meal and help promote oral health and reduce dental costs. provides additional information on chewing gum to prevent dental caries.  The ADA also provides a list of sugar-free gum with the ADA Seal of Acceptance.