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Although chewing gum is often thought of as being dangerous for your teeth and gums, it does have some properties that can make it beneficial. However, due to the amount of sugars in some chewing gum, these effects can be negated. Thus, only use sugarless gum to help improve your oral health, which includes the prevention of cavities and the treatment of heartburn. For more information, take the following chewing gum quiz:

Chewing gum for at least 20 minutes to promote saliva flow is most effective when?
a.) Before going to bed
b.) After mealtime
c.) Before breakfast
d.) At least 30 minutes before going for a swim

Sugarless gum has which of the following benefits?
a.) It can help prevent and treat the effects of heartburn
b.) It can help prevent cavities
c.) Both a and b
d.) None of the above

True or False: Harmful acids in our mouth can be neutralized by saliva.
a.) True
b.) False

True or False: Chewing sugarless gum is as beneficial for our teeth as brushing is.
a.) True
b.) False

Answer Key: b, c, a, b

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