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You may already know that there are quite a few things you should do if you’d like to enjoy a healthy smile. For example, you may know that you should be careful with sugary foods. You may think gum something you should avoid, but did you know that chewing gum actually offers a number of benefits?

For instance, chewing gum actually makes you less likely to get cavities since the chewing motion produces saliva, which carries bacteria and food particles away from your pearly whites. Saliva can also strengthen your enamel or the outer layer of a tooth. However, please know that chewing gum alone isn’t enough to replace brushing and flossing your pearly whites.

Still, you should try to choose the best gum. It’s generally best to avoid gums that have sugar in them. When you’re buying gum, we recommend finding a pack with Xylitol in it, because Xylitol can actually strengthen your teeth and fight off bad bacteria.

If you’re interested in hearing more about choosing a healthy chewing gum in Gainesville, Georgia, please feel free to give Huthwaite & Huthwaite, D.M.D., PC a call at 770-536-8868. Our dentist, Dr. Lance W. Huthwaite and our team will be happy to inspect your teeth and offer you individualized advice. We’re eager to hear from you!