On your mental list of foods to pay special attention to, gum probably falls near the bottom if it makes the list at all. Artificial sweeteners can also throw your taste buds out of whack. Most gums are also made with a base that contains synthetic rubbers, emulsifiers, the controversial preservative BHT, and a plastic called polyvinyl acetate. Research has found that can dampen the ability of cells in your small intestine to absorb nutrients and act as a barrier to germs. Many of these gums are made with natural sugar alcohols like xylitol and erythritol. Cho says.
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WOHP is one example of how we make a difference to people and the planet through performance, and how we incorporate our principles based approach to business into all that we do. A global health economic report suggests that chewing one additional piece of sugar-free gum a day, as part of a complete oral hygiene routine, could lead to significant savings in dental care costs worldwide. Wrigley is a proud supporter of this day of action. FDI World Dental Federation recognizes the oral care benefits of chewing sugar-free gum, and launches a new partnership with Wrigley. The Wrigley Oral Healthcare Program launches in Germany and now operates in more than 20 countries around the world. Wrigley pursues clinical research to further investigate the role of saliva, plaque pH and remineralization.
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The use of sugar-free gum provides a proven anti-caries benefit, but other oral health effects are less clearly elucidated. Chewing sugar-free chewing gum promotes a strong flow of stimulated saliva, which helps to provide a number of dental benefits: first, the higher flow rate promotes more rapid oral clearance of sugars; second, the high pH and buffering capacity of the stimulated saliva help to neutralise plaque pH after a sugar challenge; and, lastly, studies have shown enhanced remineralisation of early caries-like lesions and ultimately prospective clinical trials have shown reduced caries incidence in children chewing sugar-free gum. This paper reviews the scientific evidence for these functional claims and discusses other benefits, including plaque and extrinsic stain reduction, along with the possibility of adding specific active agents, including fluoride, antimicrobials, urea and calcium phosphates, to enhance these inherent effects. The evidence for a specific effect of xylitol as a caries-therapeutic agent is also discussed.