Friday, October 3, 2014

Is Chewing Gum Good For Your Oral Health?

Did you know that chewing sugarless chewing gum for 20 minutes following meals can help prevent tooth decay?

Chewing gum causes your mouth to produce saliva, which helps neutralize and rinse away some of the acid that forms in your mouth when you eat.

Of course chewing sugar containing gum increases saliva flow too, but it contains the sugar which is used by plaque bacteria to produce decay causing acids. Where sugarless gum contains non-cavity sweetners.

Don't replace brushing and flossing with chewing gum, this is not a replacement. Brush and floss daily along with getting a regular dental exam every 6 months.

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