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Did you know there is good and bad chewing gum for your pearly whites? Well, it’s true, which is why it’s important to keep your smile in mind while you’re purchasing chewing gum. For the best and healthiest chewing gum in San Diego, California, our Bruce Brumm dental team encourages you to choose one that:

Is sugarless: Sugar is a harmful substance for your teeth, especially because it promotes tooth decay. So, if you chew sugarless gum your chances of having cavities decrease. Also, chewing sugarless gum can help you produce saliva. And the more saliva you produce, the more the bacteria in your mouth will be neutralized and washed away.

Contains xylitol: Xylitol is a very special and beneficial ingredient you should look for in the gum you chew. This is because xylitol prohibits the growth of Streptococcus mutans which are bacteria that create cavities. Xylitol also makes it nearly impossible for bacteria to stick to the teeth, which helps prevent cavities and plaque growth.

Has ADA approval: If the gum has been approved by the American Dental Association, then that means it is safe for your smile. So, make sure the label on the gum package contains the ADA Seal of Approval.

If you stick to chewing gum that is sugar-free, has xylitol, and has been approved by the American Dental Association, then you’ll be promoting a strong and successful smile and oral health. For more details and information about the best gum for your smile, please remember that you can always talk to Dr. Bruce Brumm or a member of our dental team if you call 858-250-2933. We are happy to help you in any way we can!