Chewing Gum And Your Oral Health
“Look for the ADA Seal—your assurance that the product has been objectively evaluated for safety and effectiveness by an independent body of scientific experts, the ADA Council on Scientific Affairs…”
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Yes, the American Dental Association (ADA) does put its seal of approval on some sugarless chewing gum brands. So that’s good news if you like chewing gum. This article by the ADA goes over this issue and its approach to approving some brands of chewing gum. The ADA reserves its seal of approval only for those brands that have scientific evidence that the chewing gum is effective for one or more specific benefits, such as promoting remineralization of tooth ename or reducing gingivitis or plaque acids. The evidence must also show that the chewing gum is safe with oral tissues. The ADA also requires that the manufacturer provide both laboratory study and human clinical study results.
So watch for the ADA seal and enjoy chewing gum with confidence!
Dr. Rodney D. Chowning, General and Sedation Dentistry, Denton, TX
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