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Did you know, gum can help you prevent cavities and keep your smile fresh? Well, it’s true! Dr. Jeffery Carver at Quail Ridge Dental in Lake Havasu City, Arizona, and our entire team is excited to help 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 substantial 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 fight cavities.

Chewing gum will also produce saliva in your mouth, which fights against cavities and food particles hiding in your mouth. Saliva is essential because it can neutralize the acids and rinse away food particles that could stick to your smile. When looking for the best gum for you, remember to always look for the American Dental Association (ADA) 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 every day, so you still need to keep up with your oral hygiene routine. To learn more about your oral health, or if you would like to make an appointment, please call 928-855-5042 today. Our dental team is happy to help you smile.