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If we told you that chewing gum on a regular basis was good for your teeth, and your oral health, would you believe us? If not, we don’t blame you. It’s a hard connection to make, and to make sense of. But the truth is that gum has a ton of good benefits for your teeth.

To help make the topic clearer, we put together this post detailing exactly why and how gum is good for your teeth.

Increased saliva production
Chewing gum can increase the amount of saliva your mouth produces. At first, you might wonder how that’s a good thing. You don’t want to be drooling all the time, right?

An increase in saliva production changes your oral health for the better.

Go sugarless
The only gum certified by the American Dental Association is gum sweetened without sugar. And that makes sense, because you don’t want something sugary in your mouth, all around your teeth, for as long as we usually tend to chew gum. That’s just asking for a cavity. Sugarfree gum tastes great and won’t harm your teeth. In fact, it can help promote better overall oral health.

Here, in Santa Clara, California, Dr. Alan L. Frame and the rest of the team are dedicated to helping you have great oral health. Call Alan L. Frame, D.D.S. today at 408-244-3562 to schedule an appointment.