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Does chewing gum cause cavities?

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Dr. Mikel Newman
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In brief: Depends on the type.

Sugar free gum, that is gum with artificial sweetners, do not have the type of sugar that causes cavities.
These products are now starting to use sweetners like xylitol which has been shown to have anti-cavity properties at higher doses. Chewing sugar-free gum also helps those with dry mouth as it helps stimulate saliva flow. Hubba bubba and bubblelicious are not sugar free to name a few.

In brief: Depends on the type.

Sugar free gum, that is gum with artificial sweetners, do not have the type of sugar that causes cavities.
These products are now starting to use sweetners like xylitol which has been shown to have anti-cavity properties at higher doses. Chewing sugar-free gum also helps those with dry mouth as it helps stimulate saliva flow. Hubba bubba and bubblelicious are not sugar free to name a few.
Dr. Mikel Newman
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In brief: Sugared gum does

If you are going to chew gum, best to find a sugarless one.
The others are certain promoters of decay.

In brief: Sugared gum does

If you are going to chew gum, best to find a sugarless one.
The others are certain promoters of decay.
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