How much do you know about how chewing gum affects your smile? Are you a little uncertain about whether gum is always bad for your oral health, always good, or somewhere in between? We know that this topic may cause some confusion, which is why we’d like to review your knowledge over the finer details. The good news is that you may indulge in this chewy treat, so long as you’re making the right decisions. Let’s help you find out more with a quiz!
Quiz Questions: True or False?
- True or False: Choosing to chew sugarless chewing gum may benefit your oral health by removing the bacteria that adhere to your smile every day, while also removing food particles after eating.
- True or False: If you choose to chew gum, we encourage you to find one that has been sweetened with xylitol. It’s a natural ingredient that goes a step further in protecting your smile by stopping plaque from sticking to your dental tissues.
- True or False: Another reason to chew gum free of sugar: It causes you to salivate which, in turn, rinses your smile.
- True. One main benefit of sugarless chewing gum is the fact that it can gently pull particles from your teeth, including bacteria and other debris.
- True. While any sugarless gum can help, one sweetened with xylitol may prove even better for your oral health!
- True. As saliva enters your mouth, it swishes over your oral tissues, helping to rinse them clean of bacteria and food particles for additional protection against decay.
Prevent Decay With Sugarless Gum
Find out more regarding gum and other questions you may have by asking us anything that’s on your mind during your dental checkups. Learn more by scheduling a visit in Prairie Village, KS by calling Robert M Browne, DDS at (913) 901-8585.