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Did you know, chewing the right kind of gum can help you prevent cavities and keep your smile fresh? Well, it’s true. Dr. Kevin Caldwell and our entire team are dedicated 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 important thing is to choose a sugar-free one. Sugar-free gum is an excellent 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 prevent cavities.

Chewing gum can produce saliva in your mouth, which fights against tooth decay and food particles hiding in your mouth. Saliva is important 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 (ADA) Seal of Acceptance, so you know the gum you pick is safe and effective for your smile.

If you would like your teeth examined, or feel it’s time for a dental checkup, please call us today at 417.673.1988 to set up an appointment with our dentist in Webb City, Missouri. Our team of experts is happy to help you and your smile stay healthy and bright for years to come.