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Did you know, choosing the right kind of gum can help you prevent cavities and keep your breath fresh? Well, it’s true! Dr. Angela Catalano at Innovative Dentistry in Las Vegas, Nevada, and our entire team is devoted to helping you keep your smile as healthy, which is why we are happy to give you this information on chewing gum.

When it comes to chewing gum, remember the most important note is to choose a sugar-free one. Sugar-free gum is a great 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 guard against cavities.

Chewing gum will also produce saliva in your smile, which fights against tooth decay and food particles hiding in your mouth. Saliva is needed 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 check for the American Dental Association Seal of Acceptance, so you know the gum you pick is safe and healthy for your smile.

Don’t forget, chewing gum is not a substitute for brushing and flossing your teeth, so you still need to keep up with your oral hygiene routine daily. If you want to come in for a dental cleaning, please call 702-407-9990 today.