Can Chewing Gum Fight Cavities?

Is xylitol gum just as effective as brushing your teeth and seeing your Eagle River family dentist regularly? Absolutely not! If you cannot brush your teeth after a meal, chewing xylitol gum for five or ten minutes is probably a good idea. However, you should still brush your teeth thoroughly (with a soft brush) after meals and get twice-yearly exams and oral dentistry deep cleanings at your Anchorage dentistry clinic.