Several organizations support the science behind chewing gum. The FDI World Dental Federation has recognized the validity of chewing sugarfree gum in the oral care routine and has granted permission for Wrigley to use its logo on their packs.
The American Dental Association has awarded its Seal of Acceptance to Wrigley’s Orbit®, Eclipse® and Extra® sugarfree chewing gums, and the Indian Dental Association awarded its Seal of Acceptance to Orbit® sugarfree chewing gum as well. More than 25 national dental associations also accredit or endorse Wrigley’s oral care brands.
The European Commission (EC) has approved five oral health claims for sugar-free chewing gum, one of the few food categories to gain such recognition.
Health Canada concluded that scientific evidence exists to support a claim about sugar-free gum and dental caries risk reduction.
“Chewing sugar-free gum is proven to benefit dental health as it helps neutralize plaque acids” – FDI World Dental Federation. The oral care benefits of chewing sugar-free gum are also recognized by the FDI World Dental Federation.
Federal guidelines in the name of the German government recommend that people chew sugar-free gum after meals every day.
Wrigley is a partner of Vision 2020, working with the FDI and other members to raise the political profile of oral health
Through WOHP, Wrigley is proud to partner with the FDI to support World Oral Health Day every year on 20 March to highlight the importance of oral health.