Have you ever heard that chewing gum can prevent cavities? According to numerous studies done on the subject, if you use sugarless gum after a meal for at least 20 minutes, it can aid in the prevention of cavities. The truth, however, is that these benefits are not due to the sugarless gum itself, but rather the processes it creates. For more important advice about the benefits of chewing sugarless gum, consider this:
– Chewing gum that contains sugar can also produce saliva, but the addition of sugar in the gum nullifies of the benefits that the chewing gum could have.
– Saliva can rinse away harmful plaque and help to neutralize acids that can cause dental erosion.
– Sugarless gum can be used to supplement your oral health care much the same way mouthwash can, as an additional substance to improve your smile. However, never use chewing gum or mouthwash as a substitute for brushing and flossing daily.
– Saliva that is produced by the constant motions involved with chewing gum is the substance which helps keep your smile clean.
If you are looking to restore your teeth and gums, or enhance your smile further, contact Dr. David Cho and our team at Alpha Dental Spa. We can be reached by calling us at 856-829-1989 to book a reservation to see us at our office in Cinnaminson, New Jersey. Come on in to learn more about your options to get the bright and healthy smile you’ve always wanted.