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Health Tip: Chewing Gum Can Help Your Teeth

Suggestions to help reduce cavities

(HealthDay News) -- Chewing sugar-free gum after meals can help your mouth stay fresh and reduce the risk of cavities.

The American Dental Association suggests:

  • Chew sugar-free gum for about 20 minutes after a meal to promote saliva production and wash bacteria from teeth.
  • Avoid gum that contains sugar.
  • Continue to floss regularly and brush with a fluoride toothpaste twice daily.
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