Three Cadbury gums get ADA Seal of Acceptance

Certain flavors of Cadbury's sugar-free chewing gums -- Trident, Dentyne Ice, and Stride -- have received the ADA Seal of Acceptance, according to a Cadbury press release.

The ADA's Council on Scientific Affairs' acceptance of the chewing gums is based on findings that chewing them for 20 minutes after eating stimulates saliva flow, reduces plaque acids, and prevents caries, the company said.

"When consumers see the ADA Seal of Acceptance, they know they're doing something beneficial for their oral health," stated Michael Rethman, D.D.S., M.S., chair of the ADA Council on Scientific Affairs, in the press release. "After an independent evaluation of scientific evidence, the ADA has concluded that these sugar-free gums meet the ADA's criteria for safety and effectiveness and provide oral health benefits."

The ADA Seal of Acceptance will begin appearing on packages of Trident, Dentyne Ice, and Stride gum in early 2009.

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