Oral Health Care 101: Sugarless Gum

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Were you aware that chewing gum after meals has been known to help prevent cavities? Did you know that sugarless chewing gum has been shown to help treat and prevent heartburn? Although we often think of them as a substance which can damage your mouth, in numerous ways, it can actually benefit your oral health.

Studies have shown that chewing gum can help promote the production of saliva, which can neutralize acids and help prevent cavities from occurring. Although traditional chewing gum can promote the same processes in your body of sugarless chewing gum, the additional sugars will have detrimental effects on your teeth, so stick to sugarless chewing gum.

Heartburn is caused when acids from your stomach rise up it through your esophagus and into your mouth. When these acids come into contact with your teeth, they can cause enamel erosion. The saliva produced from chewing sugarless gum can help neutralize these harmful acids and produce other disease-fighting substances throughout the mouth to keep your teeth and gums safe.

For any additional questions or concerns about keeping your smile safe, Twins Family Dentistry is here to help you with all your oral health needs. For a complete diagnosis from Dr. Pantea Nooraee and our team at our dentist office in Frisco, Texas, you can schedule an appointment by calling us at 972-335-3000. We look forward to upgrading your smile!