Oral Health ABCs: Sugarless Chewing Gum

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Did you know that chewing gum may indeed have potential benefits for your smile? According to numerous studies, chewing sugarless gum for a length of time ranging from 15 to 30 minutes can effectively prevent tooth decay and cavities. Typically, chewing sugarless gum is most effective after you have eaten a large meal.

Because some products in foods and drinks can immediately start to attack your teeth on contact, it is important to clean out your mouth as soon as you’re finished eating. However, toothbrushes and toothpaste should not be used because they can be overly abrasive at this time. After eating, consider using an alternative treatment method. Sugarless gum is an excellent option.

Sugarless gum spurs on the creation of saliva, which is a natural substance your body produces to help counter harmful acids on your teeth and gums. Saliva can rinse away plaque buildup and neutralize acids that promote dental erosion. Sugarless gum has also been shown to help treat and prevent heartburn as well.

Additional cleaning treatments may be the oral health care treatments you need. For an oral examination at Southwest Dental LLC at our dentist office in Taylorsville, Utah, please book an appointment with Dr. Lucas Rudelich and our team by calling 801-685-3429. Don’t delay, now is the best time to upgrade your smile.