There’s a lot of seemingly conflicting information out there about chewing gum and oral health. Sometimes it seems that this habit is recommended to improve oral health, and other times, you’ll find information claiming that chewing gum can damage your smile. In this post, we’ll review some of the pros and cons of chewing gum to help demystify this habit. If you want to learn more about gum, talk to your dentist or dental hygienist during a preventive dentistry appointment. These regular six month dental exams give patients an opportunity to discuss best practices with their dentists and hygienists to keep their smiles whole and healthy for life.