Question by tonystewartfreak: Should kids be allowed to chew gum at school to promote dental health?
I chewed gum almost every day while growing up (sugar-free of course), and didn’t get a cavity until I was 26. I asked my dentist if the gum helped, and he said that it does help to remove food from your teeth after you eat. Since schools claim to be concerned about the dental health of children, but don’t allow them time to brush their teeth, wouldn’t it be beneficial for the children to be able to chew a piece of gum after meals?
Answer by Amir B.
I would definitely say yes to that. I brush after every meal I eat, but in school I don’t have time. Chewing gum helps get the food out and gives my breath a good smell. I would promote chewing gum in all schools (as long as nobody distracts anyone, of course).
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