Sugarless gum, first introduced in the 1950’s, can promote dental health. Helping dislodge food stuck in teeth after a meal when brushing is not an option. It also produces more saliva flow which helps to rinse away the food and plaque.
When choosing a gum, make sure it clearly states “sugarless”, and those with Sorbitol are a good choice. Always strive to avoid gum brands that are high in sugar content. Also take into consideration gumballs or gum inside of a candy (sucker). They are often too hard and can actually do damage your teeth.
Some of the popular sugarless brands today are Trident and Extra. Gum has come a long way since being introduced in 1884. It’s sugarless cousin can actually help with oral health unlike those days!
Dr. William H. Clements
901 San Ramon Valley Blvd., Suite 228
Danville, CA 94526
Phone: (925) 837-4275
Fax: (925) 837-7665