Gummy versus Chalky

Consumers have so many choices at stores now, one of which is chewable vitamins. Generally, dental professionals recommend a chalky type chewable supplement as it does not adhere deep into the pits of the back teeth. A gummy vitamin leaves bits of sticky, sugary material on the molars, which can lead to possible tooth decay.

The same goes for candy (which is essentially what chewable vitamins are…vitamins hidden is candy, right?). When you have a craving for sweets it’s best to enjoy those options that are not sticky and adhering to your teeth.

Post by Vicki F., hygienist at Grand Avenue Dental, LLC since 2011.