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Do you brush your pearly whites twice a day for two minutes? Do you floss daily and set up appointments with our dentist regularly? If so, good for you, but do you ever think there could be other steps you could take? For example, did you know that chewing gum could help you keep your teeth strong?

There are actually a number of benefits to chewing in general. Chewing actually promotes saliva flow, which can carry plaque and bacteria away from your smile. Some kinds of gum, like those that contain the sweetener xylitol, could actually negate the bad bacteria that can cause bad breath and decay. It’s also important that you purchase sugar-free gum. If you chew gum with sugar in it, you might promote these harmful bacteria.

If you’d like to learn more about the care you can receive from us, or if you would like to hear more about picking the best gum in Hayward, California, please feel free to give Jupina Dental a call at 510.783.1414. Our dentist, Dr. Joan M. Jupina, and our team gladly address any concerns you might have and give you individualized advice. We’re eager to meet with you!