Chewing Gum and Its Effect on Your Dental Health

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If you are seeking to upgrade and enhance your smile, sugarless gum may be a hidden option you will want to consider. Although the substances in sugarless gum have a trivial effect on your smile, it is possible that chewing gum will increase saliva production in your mouth, which is a known cavity-fighter.      

Although chewing gum can provide a few oral health benefits, it can also cause some oral ailments. Many gums contain destructive sugars, so if you do decide to try chewing gum, always use sugarless gum. Not only can gum help prevent cavities but it can also help stop the effects of heartburn.

Studies have demonstrated that chewing sugarless gum after meals for at least twenty minutes can prevent cavities. The reason has very little to do with the substances in the gum, but rather the resulting formation of excess saliva in your mouth. Saliva is your body’s natural defense mechanism to cleanse away harmful materials and bacteria. Furthermore, saliva can help neutralize the harmful acids within foods and drinks.

Always make time in your life to visit your dentist at Mesa Dental Care for a professional cleaning, and if necessary, to book an appointment with Dr. Ali Nia for a detailed exam of your oral health. You can reach our dentist office in Mesa, Arizona, by calling us at 480-730-0500. We look forward to hearing from you soon!