Chewing Gum Helps
Improve Oral Health
Chewing sugar-free gum after eating or drinking is clinically proven to be an important part of good oral health. It stimulates your most important natural defense against tooth decay - saliva - which, in turn helps protect your teeth by neutralizing plaque acids, remineralizing enamel to strengthen teeth and washing away food particles.
In fact, there have been multiple clinical studies1,2 and reviews that have indicated that chewing sugarfree gum after meals can help protect your teeth.
Wrigley has long been committed to improving oral health, and we continue to share these findings with dental professionals and their patients all across the globe through the Wrigley Oral Healthcare Program, which is active in 47 countries.
1Deshpande, A. and A. R. Jadad (2008). The impact of polyol-containing chewing gums on dental caries: a systematic review of original randomized controlled trials and observational studies. J Am Dent Assoc 139(12): 1602-14.
2Mickenautsch, S., S. C. Leal, et al. (2007). Sugar-free chewing gum and dental caries: a systematic review. J Appl Oral Sci 15(2): 83-8.
American Dental Association
Seal of Acceptance
Wrigley’s Orbit® and Extra® sugar-free chewing gums were the first chewing gums to be awarded the American Dental Association’s Seal of Acceptance. The ADA Council on Scientific Affairs acceptance of Orbit and Extra is based on its findings that the physical action of chewing Orbit or Extra sugar-free gum for 20 minutes after eating stimulates saliva flow, which helps to prevent cavities by reducing plaque acids and strengthening teeth.
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