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To Chew Or Not To Chew In Las Vegas

To Chew Or Not To Chew In Las Vegas

Hello Las Vegas gum chewers, today we’re going to talk about that sticky wad in your mouth. You know that it can freshen your breath, but can it really help safeguard your smile from dental caries?

It really depends on the type of gum. Chewing regular sucrose-based gum can be beneficial in removing bits of food from the surface of teeth, but that benefit is negated by the stream of sugar washing over your teeth as you chew.

However, gum with some alternative sweeteners has an added benefit for your pearly whites. Xylitol is a sweetener which not only has fewer calories than traditional sugars, but it also has antimicrobial properties that reduce plaque build-up. This means that xylitol inhibits the growth of bacteria that causes dental caries.

So if you’re headed out to any restaurants in the Las Vegas area, bring a pack of sugar-free gum with you and pop it in your mouth when your meal is done. Of course, brushing and flossing are the ideal practices for your oral health, but when you can’t brush, pick a sugarless gum with xylitol.

I’m dentist Steven Do of Providence Dental. We offer family and pediatric dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, and dental implants. If you have any questions about how to improve your oral health, or if you would like details about any of our industry-leading cosmetic dental services such as teeth whitening, veneers, or complete smile makeovers, give us a call today at 702-852-2244.

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