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At Winning Smiles, we are proud to offer the highest quality dentistry, skilled providers, and an attentive team. Your entire family is welcome here, and we make it easy to get all the care you need in a familiar setting from dentists you know and trust.

We look forward to getting to know you and your family and helping you have healthy and beautiful smiles.

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Let Your Smile Shine

A healthy and attractive smile can impact nearly every area of your life. It makes everything easier, from small moments like enjoying a favorite meal to the bigger moments, like meeting new people.

At WinningSmiles in Fontana, CA, our dentists have the expertise and the experience to help you enjoy your healthy smile for years to come and treat any issues that might come up. From preventive cleanings to complex procedures like dental implants, we’ve got you covered!

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  • "Winningsmiles is the absolute best in Dentistry, not only are their skills exceptional, but they make their patients comfortable and at ease. I wish people were all this way, I recommend this dental office to everyone, you couldn't find a better place." - Melissa
  • "I always receive excellent care at Winning Smiles. They work you in if you have a concern and are so prompt in taking care of it. I am always very satisfied with the service and care I receive.” Myrel
  • "Excellent service as always. Never had a bad experience and appreciate the hospitality. Thanks" - Daniel

Is Chewing Gum Good for Your Teeth?

Sometimes I get questions from my patients at my dental office in Fontana asking if it is okay to chew gum.  My answer is invariably, “Well, it depends.” There are different types of gum with different ingredients and these factors all have an impact on whether or not it is “okay to chew gum”. Let’s go over some of the different types and their pros and cons.

The disadvantages to chewing gum are:

  1. If it is not sugar-free it can actually lead to cavities (dental decay).
  2. If the gum is hard or sticky it can cause breakage or dislodgment of dental restorations. In other words, kiss your crowngoodbye.
  3. If you have jaw problems, it can exacerbate them.

Dry Mouth and Bad Breath

Certain diseases and medicines can affect how much saliva you make. If you do not make enough saliva, your mouth can become quite dry. This condition is called xerostomia.

Dry mouth causes the gums, tongue and other tissues in the mouth to become swollen and uncomfortable. Decay causing bacteria thrive in this type of setting.  A dry mouth also leads to bad breath (halitosis).

Dry mouth also makes you more likely to develop rapid tooth decay and gum (periodontal) disease. That’s because saliva helps clear food particles from your teeth. This helps reduce your risk for cavities.

Chewing Gum for Better Dental Health

Sugar-free chewing gum or bubble gum can actually benefit your teeth.

The main reason sugar-free chewing gum helps teeth is that is stimulates salivary flow.  Saliva has many benefits:

  1. It helps moisten food so that it is easier to swallow.
  2. It keeps your mouth moist and comfortable.
  3. It has enzymes that aid in breaking down food and helping with the digestive process.
  4. It bathes the teeth and helps cleanse away decay causing acids.

To summarize, it is okay to chew sugar-free gum that isn’t too sticky because it helps you produce more saliva, which in turn bathes away harmful germs from your teeth. If you have more questions about gum or your dental health, speak with your dentist. I am happy to answer your specific questions about your teeth, chewing gum, and how to improve the cleanliness of your mouth.

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