Friday, September 30, 2011

Healthy Chewing Gum



You may wonder just what is healthy chewing gum? You'll be happy to learn that yes, there actually is such a thing as healthy chewing gum. You still have to brush your teeth very thoroughly daily, floss your teeth at least once a day and see your dentist regularly. However, there are studies that report xylitol chewing gum helps prevent tooth decay, and that is a very good thing.

However, if you suffer with TMD (or TMJ), which is jaw joint problems, you should be warned that chewing too much gum can cause problems. But if you don't have any jaw pain, then chewing xylitol chewing gum for at least 5 minutes, two to three times a day has been reported to help reduce tooth decay.

Other benefits of xylitol chewing gum are:

  • Helps promote saliva, which helps with dry mouth.


  • Saliva exposed to xylitol is more alkaline. This produces the environment to help repair early cavities.


  • Helps prevent tooth decay. Bacteria can't seem to produce acid with the presence of xylitol. As a result, the pH of plaque remains neutral. As long as acid in your mouth is kept to a minimum, harmful bacteria cannot cause damage.



  • Cleure Xylitol Healthy Chewing Gum
  • 100% sweetened with xylitol


  • Saccharin free


  • Low glycemic sugar substitute, tolerated by diabetics


  • Helps reduce plaque formation, and helps prevent tooth decay
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