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Tooth decay is an extremely rampant problem in the U.S. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, tooth decay is diagnosed in American children more than any other chronic infectious disease. This is why it's important for people to visit the dentist regularly and brush and floss every day.
Recently, the New York Times published an article by Robert Faiella, president of the American Dental Association (ADA), who recommended that people chew sugar-free gum to decrease their chance of developing tooth decay.
According to the dental expert, the ADA has determined that chewing sugar-free gum for 20 minutes after a meal can effectively stimulate saliva production. This helps wash away leftover food particles, which can help reduce acids in the mouth and make teeth more resistant to decay.
"The American Dental Association continues to recommend brushing for two minutes twice a day with fluoride toothpaste, flossing daily, eating a balanced diet and visiting a dentist for regular checkups to help assure a lifetime of dental health," concluded Faiella.
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