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This summer while you are on vacation or traveling make sure to bring with you a pack of sugarless gum. Often during vacation or traveling, you might not have time to brush your teeth. Although it does not replace brushing, chewing sugarless gum can help you keep your mouth clean on vacation.

Our dentist, Mark Simpson, can help you prepare for your vacation. Additionally, our team at Simpson Dental Associates in Charleston, West Virginia, is excited to share with you how chewing sugarless gum can help you while you are on vacation.

Chewing sugarless gum for twenty minutes after you eat can help prevent cavities. While chewing sugarless gum does not replace brushing your teeth does not replace brushing your teeth, it can help your mouth produce more saliva. Saliva is your body’s natural way of keeping your mouth clean and can help wash away bacteria and food particles.

If you chose to chew sugarless gum to help keep your mouth clean, make sure to find gum that has the ADA Seal. Regular or sugar free gum contain sugar which can lead to helping bacteria growth, rather than helping clean your mouth.

Before you leave for vacation, make sure to schedule an appointment with us. Call us at 304-342-6162 and our professional team will be able to help you prepare for your summer vacation.