2019

Sorting Through The Sugar-Free: Is Gum OK For Your Teeth?

Sugary gum has long been a favorite of gum chewers and the bane of the dentist's office. Sugar-free gum is somewhat better, but research has been mixed about its effects on your teeth. Sugar-free gum that uses sugar alcohols like xylitol as a sweetener is now very popular. Yet with research showing both potential increases and decreases in cavity risk, is it time to wean yourself off gum chewing, or is that sugar-free gum OK?