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Author’s Note: This post was originally published on the official blog of Distinctive Dentistry. The original post can be found here: https://www.distinctive-dentistry.com/what-dentists-think-about-chewing-gum/. This post has been republished here with the permission of the author. For any queries related to reprinting or republishing of this post, kindly contact the author.
You may have seen advertisements for chewing gum claiming that a particular brand of gum has been “approved by dentists,” but what does that even mean? Do Dentists actually approve of chewing gum and do they endorse specific brands?
The answer is… Yes and No!
Dentists do recommend chewing gum in the following instances:
Chewing gum with xylitol can inhibit the ability of bacteria to adhere to the surface of the teeth. This prevents the bacterial build-up that contributes to plaque.
What Is the ADA Seal of Acceptance?
Products that receive the ADA Seal are frequently are asked to meet even more stringent standards than required by law. Companies cannot purchase the ADA seal of approval. The ADA seal ensures that the claims made on the label are accurate.
The staff at Distinctive Dentistry is committed to making sure you have the best dental care possible. Dr. Keith Phillips has over 25 years of expertise in advanced dental practice, and continually stays up to date on the latest innovations in technology, and chemistry. Dr Phillips is board-certified in and nationally recognized for the high degree of both skill and ethics he brings to the practice, and to our patients.
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