Should You Avoid Bubble Gum Altogether?


Bubble gum may be hailed by many as a jolly treat, but is it all that fun for your teeth? Not so much, usually.

This confectionary classic is primarily a problem for your smile due to its high sugar content, which means that, while you make (and then pop) bubbles, you are essentially bathing your pearly whites in sugar. And this can lead to cavities/caries, not to mention the enamel-eroding acids!

But is it ever okay to grab a piece of bubble gum and chew to your heart’s content? Sure… as long as you only do so very occasionally, stick with sugar-free options and brush and floss afterwards in order to remove any residual sweetener. 

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