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Do you brush your smile at least twice a day? Do you floss daily and set up regular appointments with our team? Have you ever wondered if there are other steps that could help you keep your smile strong? For example, would you be interested in learning that chewing gum may also help you keep your teeth healthy?

There are actually many different benefits to chewing gum. Chewing promotes saliva flow, which will ultimately carry plaque and bacteria from your teeth. Some types of gum–specifically chewing gum containing xylitol–could negate the bad bacteria that may cause several dental problems. It’s also vital that you buy a gum without sugar in it. If you chew gum that contains sugar, you might create an environment where harmful bacteria can grow. This can lead to tooth decay and cavities.

If you would like to learn more about choosing the best kind of gum in Staunton, Virginia, please feel free to contact Justin Karrel DMD by calling 540-885-1631 . Our dentist, Dr. Justin Karrel, and our team will gladly address any questions you have and give you specific advice. We’re eager to meet with you!