JOIN NOW: Call 1-888-632-5353
M-F 8am - 9pm | Sat 9 am - 6pm | Sun 10am – 5pm EST

you are > Dental Health Articles > Sugarless gum can help with dental health

Sugarless gum can help with dental health
Updated: 4/24/2009 1:00:02 PM

Sugarless gum can help with dental health While some health officials are unsure about new research released this week concerning the health benefits of gum, most agree there is still worth in utilizing the popular treat as a form of dental care.

The Wrigley Science Institute presented research this week suggesting students who chew gum during school could achieve an improved academic performance.

This runs contrary to some schools in the country that prohibit the act of chewing gum during classes. However, one health expert told the findings may not be viable.

"The only reason to do these studies is to sell more gum," said Dr Marion Nestle, a nutritionist at New York University.

"Gum has no calories. If it helps people eat less, it could be useful," she added.

Despite the controversial research, there has been a dental health benefit to chewing gum that has been embraced by the American Dental Association.

People who chew sugarless gum after meals for 20 minutes can prevent tooth decay, thanks to the saliva produced in the mouth which can wash away acids and bacteria from the teeth. The ADA recommends people look for sugarless gum products with the ADA-approved seal.

For more information on discount dental plans call 1-888-632-5353ADNFCR-1507-ID-19139460-ADNFCR

© 2009 Brafton Inc.

The materials and articles published on are for informational purposes only. Although strives to be accurate and complete, the information is provided without liability for errors. does not warrant the accuracy or completeness of the information, text graphics, links, or other items contained on expressly disclaims liability for errors or omissions in these materials and makes no commitment to update the information on expressly disclaims all liability for the use or interpretation by others of information on Decisions based on information contained on are the sole responsibility of the visitors, and visitors agree to hold and its Affiliates harmless against any claims for damages arising from decisions visitors make on such information.

Nothing on constitutes medical advice or other forms of advice. assumes no responsibility for material created or published by third parties linked to with or without’s knowledge.


Dental Care & Health Articles
AC Dental Care Articles (40)Affiliate Marketing (2)Affordable Care Act Articles (1)Audience (1)Bonding (2)Commentary (1)Cosmetic Dentristry (15)Dental (7)Dental Care News Feed (21)Dental Costs (5)Dental Health (21)Dental Plans (39)Dental Work (7)Dentist (19)Dentures (2)Individuals (484)Money (1)Oral Surgeon (1)Orthodontist (1)Pediatric Dentist (1)Procedures and Services (7)Surgery (1)Teeth Whitening/Bleaching (7)Unemployed (8)Veneers (1)


is Searching for
in ZIP Code

Join. Save. Smile.™

Savings plans are NOT insurance and the savings will vary by provider, plan and zip code. These plans are not considered to be qualified health plans under the Affordable Care Act. Please consult with the respective plan detail page for additional plan terms. The discounts are available through participating healthcare providers only. To check that your provider participates, visit our website or call us. Since there is no paperwork or reimbursement, you must pay for the service at the time it’s provided. You will receive the discount off the provider’s usual and customary fees when you pay. We encourage you to check with your participating provider prior to beginning treatment. Special promotions including, but not limited to, additional months free are not available to California residents. Note – not all plans and offers available in all markets.

© 1999-2014, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Patents Pending.