Chewing gum designed to whiten your smile is an affordable solution for those wanting a brighter smile but cannot afford professional whitening treatments. Plus, this type of gum doesn't damage tooth enamel or exacerbate sensitivity issues!
However, it should be remembered that whitening gum should not serve as a replacement for proper dental hygiene measures such as brushing and flossing your teeth regularly and visiting the dentist on an as-needed basis.
If you've spent much time among many different people, chances are you have witnessed them using teeth whitening gum to brighten their smiles. Produced by major gum brands and designed to whiten teeth while being chewed upon, it promises noticeable whitening results within just days of use.
Unfortunately, teeth whitening gum isn't as effective as advertised. In some cases it may even fail completely due to various reasons.
Some whitening gum is sweetened with xylitol, which has been shown to decrease bacteria in the mouth and help protect against tooth decay while keeping gums healthy. Furthermore, this gum could potentially remove surface stains as its surface-abrasive qualities allow for surface cleaning of surface stains from teeth surfaces.
However, they don't do much else to reduce stains or whiten the teeth, nor can they address any of the factors contributing to discoloration of teeth. A whitening gum won't do anything to reverse heavy staining and won't make your teeth whiter. For effective results, visit your dentist for professional whitening treatment instead.