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You might not think that chewing gum can harm your smile, but it can. This is why it’s important to think about your smile when you purchase gum at the store. If you choose gum that can help your smile instead of harm it, you’ll be on the right track. So, to pick the best gum possible, Dr. Amanda Rhoades and our dental team encourage you to select a type of gum 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 beneficial ingredient that acts as an artificial sweetener. Its main benefit is the ability to inhibit the growth of Streptococcus mutans. These mutans are bacteria that develop cavities. Xylitol also keeps bacteria from adhering to the surfaces of your teeth, which helps prevent 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.

Call practice_name] today at 513-231-7474 if you would like to know more or if you have any questions about the best and healthiest gum in Cincinnati, Ohio. Our dental team will be more than happy to give you the information you’re looking for, and we look forward to hearing from you!