Everyone knows that brushing your teeth after every meal and flossing regularly will help keep your teeth white longer. However, when you find yourself in a situation where brushing your teeth is just not possible then chewing gum is the next best thing according to dentists.
Chewing gum not only helps to remove food between your teeth, but it also mixes with your saliva to help clean away those acids and food particles that can build up causing your teeth to become stained overtime. The quicker your remove these stain causing the materials the less likely they are to build up and the more likely it will be for your teeth to stay clean for longer periods of time.
In addition, companies like Trident actually make special teeth whitening gum that contains some of the same ingredients that teeth whitening toothpastes do. However, keep in mind that since this is gum there are only minimal amounts of the whitening ingredients in each stick so it is unlikely that they will actually whiten your teeth to any noticeable degree, but they will help to keep those all ready white teeth white longer.
Of course when it comes to teeth whitening gum if you chew one stick for a while then spit it out and chew another right away it may actually provide some actual teeth whitening, but in all honest that teeth whitening gum isn’t something you should depend on to clean any seriously yellow or stained teeth.
When used solely as an alternative to brushing when no tooth brush is on hand chewing gum can certainly be helpful but as a stand alone product it simply lacks the ability to give you that dazzling smile you are looking for. Surprisingly enough some dentists claim that even chewing that gum with sugar in it can be good for teeth as long as you chew the gum long enough as the chewing action mixed with your own saliva removes the sugar from your teeth along with all those other bits and pieces of food.
The best way to use chewing gum is to use it as part of an overall dental care plan. By doing this you can reap the full benefits that gum has to offer. Best of all, you can choose your favorite brand and flavor of gum as there is no one brand that dentists seem to recommend as better than the rest. So go ahead and enjoy chewing your favorite of gum knowing that it is helping to keep that white and bright smile.