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Monday, October 3, 2011

Chewing Gum with Braces

Sugar-Free Polyol Gum/ Nonfluoride Varnishes Help Prevent Cavities 

CHICAGO 9/12/11 – A multi-disciplinary expert panel, convened by the ADA Council on Scientific Affairs, issued a report containing clinical recommendations that sugar-free chewing gum, lozenges, hard candy including  xylitol or polyol combinations, and a prescription varnish with chlorhexidine and thymol could be beneficial in preventing cavities when used as adjuncts to a comprehensive cavity prevention  program which includes the use of fluoride-containing products.  The full report is available on the ADA’s Center for Evidence-Based Dentistry (EBD) website.