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Dessert Gum – Chewing Gum for Dessert for Your Teeth

When I was in college, I worked at a Texaco gas station.  One of the job perks was that the owners would let us take $2 worth of stuff during our shift.  I would always get two packs of gum and I ended up with a nice stockpile of chewing gum.

Extra Dessert Delights Mint Chocolate Chip GumTo this day, I still love gum.  Whenever I see new flavors at the store, I just can’t help myself.  A couple of weeks ago, my wife and I were at the grocery store and a pack of Extra mint chocolate chip gum, just as tantalizing as the one in the picture to the left caught my eye.  We bought it and I had my first stick last night after dinner.

Why You Should Chew Gum for Dessert

Chewing this gum after dinner last night satisfied the sweet tooth that I get after dinner.  I noticed my wife open the cupboard door and grab some chocolate, but I didn’t really crave any – I was too preoccupied with the mint chocolate chip party going on in my own mouth!

Also, chewing gum after dinner can help clean food out of your mouth.  Chewing gum stimulates your salivary glands and helps you make more saliva.  After all, spit is good for your teeth!

The only downside with this particular brand of chewing gum is that it doesn’t have any tooth-protecting xylitol.  It looks like it’s mostly sweetened with sorbitol and aspartame.

Most Chewing Gum Is Good For Your Teeth

Pretty much any chewing gum is good for your teeth as long as it doesn’t contain sugar.  Just to make it clear, Extra didn’t pay may anything to write about them – I just happened to really like this type of gum and I’m excited to try the orange creme pop, the key lime pie and the strawberry shortcake flavors.  If another sugar-free gum floats your boat, by all means chew that one!  Some other great flavors of chewing gum are Orbit’s mint mojito and maui melon mint as well as Trident Layers cool mint melon.

Although what brand of gum you choose depends on your personal preferences, there are certain types of gums that are better than others.

To find out what types of chewing gum are best for your teeth, you can read the article Is Chewing Gum Good or Bad for Your Teeth?

Have You Tried Chewing Gum for Dessert?

Have you tried chewing gum after eating?  I’d love to hear what you have to say in the comments section below.  What’s your favorite type of gum?  Let me know so I can try it.

Thanks for reading!



  1. Alright. We stopped by Rite Aid Saturday night and got a couple packs of gum. I ended up trying the Strawberry Shortcake flavor and wasn’t very impressed. I could only taste the strawberries and cream, no cake. Also, the flavor was gone after a couple of minutes.

    The key lime pie was a little bit better, almost on par with the chocolate mint.


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