Are you aware of the benefits that chewing gum can provide for your smile? By routinely chewing on sugarless gum after meals, you can lower your risk for plaque buildup and your likelihood of developing other oral health problems. Sugarless chewing gum is helpful for your oral health because of the production of saliva.
Saliva has been known to help assist with washing away acids in your mouth along with removing plaque and debris that can collect on your teeth and gums. If plaque buildup is allowed to occur unimpeded, it can lead to tooth loss. By establishing an effective oral hygiene routine that includes brushing your teeth every day, flossing once per day and cleaning out your mouth via sugarless chewing gum after eating, you can dramatically improve your oral health.
Sugarless chewing gum works because it can help spur on additional saliva. However, it is important to make sure that you chew gum that is not abundant in sugars, as sugar can lead to further oral health risks.
If you would like to stop by Texas Teeth for a visit, please call our office in Mesquite, Texas, at 972- 270-5113. Dr. Scharla Collins and our team look forward to hearing from you soon. We look forward to helping you with your oral care needs!