Did you know that chewing sugarless gum can help improve your oral health? Although chewing gum is often linked to oral health ailments such as TMJ disorders and dental damage that can arise from continually wearing down your jaw, the truth is that sugarless gum is actually very beneficial for your teeth and gums as well. This is because it can help prevent cavities and keep your smile clean.
After eating, your mouth is at an extreme risk for dental abrasion. The plaque in your mouth, the acid left by your foods and drinks, as well as the bacteria in your mouth can all attack your enamel and create cavities. Saliva combats this problem. Saliva is an essential ingredient in your oral health care. Your body naturally produces saliva, and it is spurred on by processes such as chewing gum. With the help of saliva, you can wash away food debris and neutralize harmful acids in your mouth. Furthermore, salvia can provide disease-fighting substances throughout your mouth. Saliva has also been shown to be effective in preventing and treating heartburn.
Restore your smile with the help of our team at Euclid Family Dentistry. Enhancing your smile is as easy as picking up your phone and dialing 909-983-9639 to schedule an office visit with Dr. Michael Gardner and our team at our dentist office in Ontario, California.