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Did you know, choosing the right kind of gum can help you prevent cavities and keep your smile fresh? Well, it’s true! Dr. J. Kenneth Carver at Kingsport Dentistry in Kingsport, Tennessee, and our entire team is devoted to helping you keep your smile as healthy as possible, which is why we are happy to give you this information on chewing gum.

When it comes to chewing gum, remember the most significant thing is to choose a sugar-free one. Sugar-free gum is an outstanding choice because it has no sugar to stick to your teeth putting them at risk of cavities and gum disease. Another reason to choose sugar-free gum is that clinical studies have shown it can help avert cavities.

Chewing gum will also produce saliva in your mouth, which fights against tooth decay and food particles hiding in your mouth. Saliva is necessary because it can neutralize the acids and rinse away food particles that could stick to your smile. When looking for the right kind of gum for you, remember to always look for the American Dental Association, Seal of Acceptance, so you know the gum you pick is safe and healthy for your smile.

Remember, chewing gum is not a substitute for brushing and flossing your teeth, so you still need to keep up with your oral hygiene routine daily. If you have any questions, or would like to come in for a checkup, please call us today at 423-247-5175 to set up an appointment. We look forward to helping your smile.