Did you know that chewing gum can help improve and enhance your smile? However, many types of chewing gum often contain sugars, which can harm our teeth, thus negating the positive perks that are associated with gum. Instead, switch to sugarless gum to eliminate this risk.
Chewing sugarless gum has many perks beyond just freshening your breath. According to numerous studies on the topic, chewing sugarless gum for a period of twenty minutes, preferably after eating, can increase your mouth’s production of saliva, which has been shown to efficiently remove plaque, and bacteria, and in turn help protect your teeth and tooth enamel against tooth decay and cavities.
Chewing sugarless gum has also been shown to be useful in the prevention and treatment of heartburn and heartburn related symptoms due to harmful acids traveling up your esophagus. If these harmful acids were to reach your teeth and gums, they can destroy your tooth enamel and even destroy your gum tissue. Chewing sugarless gum can help stimulate saliva flow to neutralize the acids that may be traveling up your esophagus due to heartburn.
To book an appointment, please stop by John F. Freemon, DMD, PC for an oral exam from Dr. John Freemon and our team at our amazing dentist facility in Woodstock, Georgia. Schedule your visit by calling us at 770-928-0871. Thanks for stopping by, and have a wonderful day!