In a recent dental study performed in the United Kingdom (U.K.), researchers found further evidence that chewing sugar-free gum could prevent tooth decay, which in turn will save you money from procedures used to correct and reverse the damage caused by tooth decay.
What the British Researchers Found
The study analyzed the effects of chewing sugar-free gum after eating and drinking specifically in 12-year-old children. The study found out that the National Health Service in England could save roughly 8.2 million pounds per year if all 12-year old children across the U.K. chewed sugar-free gum after eating and drinking. The study mentioned that the savings would be equivalent to 364,000 dental check-ups. Certainly, we can safely say that chewing sugar-free gum has some effect on the outcome of our teeth.
Sugar-Free Gum ONLY
It’s important to understand that the article takes into account “sugar-free” gum. In order to ensure that the gum you are purchasing for your children or are chewing yourself in sugar-free, then simply look for the ADA seal of approval in America. ADA stands for American Dental Association (ADA).
Benefits of Chewing Sugar-Free Gum
The benefits of sugar-free gum are widely known around the world and as studies are performed more and more on this subject, the outcome is almost always the same: that chewing sugar-free gum possesses many benefits that we ought to be aware of.
Benefits of chewing sugar-free gum:
• Increasing saliva production
• Breaking down lingering food
• Neutralizing harmful plaque acids
• Reducing the risk of decay
• Reducing bad breath
Make it a HABIT
Habits are not always bad. An example of a good habit would be brushing & flossing every day for two minutes of brushing per session, 2x per day. However, we encourage you to add chewing sugar-free gum as part of your daily brushing & flossing habit/routine.