Dentistry Topic Data Blog: Chewing Gum

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Are you affectively employing all potential oral health care treatment options available to you to improve your smile? Did you know there are some life hacks involved with numerous substances in your life that can help aid and assist your teeth and gums? One little-known benefit that can improve your smile is through the use of chewing gum.

Chewing gum has been shown to effectively prevent cavities when implemented after eating. Although traditional gum is also effective for cavity prevention, the sugars in the gum nullify any potential benefits that can be had from the activity. As an alternative, sugarless gum should be used.

Chewing sugarless gum after meals is effective for cavity prevention because it aids in the production of saliva. Saliva is a natural substance in your mouth that is used to help prevent dry mouth, wash away harmful acids, and neutralize the effects of dental erosion. Saliva has also been shown to help in the treatment of heartburn due to its ability to counterbalance the harmful acids that travel up your esophagus and into your mouth.

Depending on your oral health care needs, our dentist at Rock Canyon Dental can help you find which treatments will work best for your ideal smile. Dr. Joseph Kayne and our team would love to see you at our dentist office in Provo, Utah. To schedule an appointment, please call us at 801-373-6362. Stop by, and take the time to focus on your oral health care.