Chewing gum and your teeth
Although gum is associated with good memories from your childhood, sweetened gums can cause bad effects on your teeth. Bacteria in your mouth feeds off of sugar and weakens the enamel on your teeth and causes cavities.
So is any gum good for your teeth? The answer is yes. Sugarless gum does not have the additives that regular gum has meaning bacteria can’t feed off of it. Chewing gum also produces saliva which defends against those bacteria that want to cause your teeth damage.
Do not use gum as an oral hygiene though. While there might be that minty taste, it doesn’t clean your teeth as well as the teeth brushing and flossing habits you should have set in your routine.
Make the right decisions for your teeth and choose the sugarless choice.