The biggest feasting day of the year is around the corner, and this Thanksgiving, Americans will spend about $60 per household on their share of the food. While everyone has their favorites this holiday season, you may not be aware of how these foods are affecting your teeth. Fortunately, certain types of sugarless gum are able to scrub debris from your teeth while helping them in other ways as well. Explore the ways that chewing gum after your Thanksgiving feast will greatly benefit your smile.
It may be hard to believe that chewing sugarless gum is likely to earn you a high-five from your dentist, but it’s a fact. Here are the three main reasons why:
Proving that sugarless gum doesn’t have to be boring, Trident Layers comes in six creative flavor combinations. Although flavors like Green Apple + Golden Pineapple may not sound sugar-free, they are surprisingly good for your teeth. Simply chew Trident Layers to freshen up your smile after you eat, and your teeth will reap the benefits.
Xylitol is the ingredient that provides unparalleled benefits for your smile, and Spry Gum is an excellent way to get a healthy dose of this smile-friendly sweetener. Available in a variety of flavors and in hard jar-shaped packaging, Spry is a perfect gum to stash in your car or desk to ensure a healthy smile throughout the day.
When a gum brand has a tagline that reads, “Better than a toothbrush”, you know it’s probably good for your teeth. The fact that it’s exclusively sweetened with xylitol makes it a sure thing – Chewing Xylitol Epic will work wonders for your smile. You’ll find all of the standard gum flavors like cinnamon and mint, but try orange mango if you like your chewing experience to be a sweet one.
Whether you like to chew gum or not is a personal matter, but all dentists agree that chewing sugarless gum with xylitol is excellent for your smile. With numerous flavors, brands, and types of gum available, odds are you’ll find one that’s best suited to your palette. If your teeth feel like they need some attention after the holiday, contact All About Smiles in McMinnville, OR to schedule an appointment. We look forward to seeing your smiling face!