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Is chewing gum healthy for your teeth?

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Dr. Jeffrey Jarvis
Dentistry
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In brief: Yes

Yes, but only if it contains xylitol as it's sweetener. It can even prevent cavities.

In brief: Yes

Yes, but only if it contains xylitol as it's sweetener. It can even prevent cavities.
Dr. Jeffrey Jarvis
Dr. Jeffrey Jarvis
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Dr. David Schleimer
But it may put an overuse strain on your jaw joints. My 2 cents.

In brief: Sometimes

If you use gum that contains xylitol it can be beneficial to your teeth.

In brief: Sometimes

If you use gum that contains xylitol it can be beneficial to your teeth.
Dr. Marguerite Myers
Dr. Marguerite Myers
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In brief: Yes, it is

Sugar free gum helps remove food and bacteria from your teeth and promotes salivary flow, helping keep the teeth lubricated.

In brief: Yes, it is

Sugar free gum helps remove food and bacteria from your teeth and promotes salivary flow, helping keep the teeth lubricated.
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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In brief: No

Probably not.
I do not recommend a daily diet of it. Best to use your teeth for chewing foods & normal functions & creating a healthy, attractive appearance. Beyond that, which is not hard to stray into, is where all the problems start.

In brief: No

Probably not.
I do not recommend a daily diet of it. Best to use your teeth for chewing foods & normal functions & creating a healthy, attractive appearance. Beyond that, which is not hard to stray into, is where all the problems start.
Dr. Bruce Apfelbaum
Dr. Bruce Apfelbaum
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