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Did you know, choosing the right kind of gum can help prevent cavities and keep your smile healthy? Well, it’s true! Dr. Chad Catron at Catron Family Dentistry in Stilwell, Oklahoma, and our entire team is happy to help you keep your smile as healthy as possible.

When it comes to chewing sugarless gum, remember the most significant thing is to choose a sugar-free one. Sugar-free gum is an excellent choice because it has no sugar to stick to your teeth, putting them at risk of cavities and gum disease. Another great reason to choose sugar-free gum is that clinical studies have shown it can help avert cavities.

Chewing gum will also produce saliva, which fights against tooth decay and food particles hiding in your mouth. Saliva is required because it can neutralize the acids and rinse away food particles that could stick to your smile. When looking for the right kind of gum, remember to always look for the American Dental Association (ADA) Seal of Acceptance, so you know the gum you pick is safe and healthy for your smile.

Remember, chewing gum is not a substitute for brushing and flossing your teeth, so you still need to keep up with your healthy oral hygiene routine daily. If you think you might have a cavity or feel it’s time to come in for a dental cleaning, please call 918-696-4200 today to make an appointment. We are always happy to take your call.