Today’s topic is about chewing gum. There are tons of gum options at the grocery store checkout, but which ones are actually good for you? An easy way to find out is to look for the ADA seal of approval. These products will most likely be sugar-free, meaning they will contain artificial sugars like aspartame, sorbitol, or mannitol.
The act of chewing itself promotes salivary flow, which can neutralize acids produced when food is broken down by the bacteria in your mouth. Studies have shown that chewing sugarless gum for 20 minutes after meals can help prevent tooth decay.
Find out more from the ADA here. Just remember though that chewing sugar-free gum definitely does not replace regular brushing and flossing!
Happy Tuesday, everyone!