Chewing Gums May Lower Risk Of Dental Cavities: Study

Chewing sugar-free gum may help reduce the deterioration of cavities of the teeth, according to a study that analyzed research published over the last 50 years on dental caries.

The review, published in the Journal of Dental Research: Clinical & Translational Research, revealed that sugar-free gum could reduce the advancement of dental caries, and may be used as a viable preventative agent, compared to non-chewing control strategies like oral health education and supervising toothbrushing programs.

The researchers, including those from King’s College London in the UK, analyzed 12 studies published in the past 50 years that explored the impact and intervention outcome of chewing sugar-free gum on oral health conditions.

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