Oral Health Notes: Chewing Gum

Did you know that chewing sugarless gum can help improve your smile? Are you aware of the benefits of sugarless gum for keeping your teeth clean and free of debris and acids? If you’re struggling with brushing and flossing effectively, not only should you help employ new techniques to improve your smile, but also add in supplemental cleaning methods for your oral healthcare including chewing sugarless gum after meals.

After eating, you should wait for 30 minutes before brushing to give your saliva time to neutralize the acids from your food and drinks. Instead, try chewing sugarless gum. By chewing gum for a period of twenty minutes after eating, you can lower your risk for cavities due to the addition of saliva.

Saliva is a substance in your mouth that occurs naturally. To ensure optimum oral health care, always make sure your mouth has enough saliva. Chewing sugarless gum can produce additional saliva by helping wash away food debris and harmful acids that may be present in your mouth. Saliva has even been proven to be beneficial for preventing and treating the effects of heartburn.

Are you in need of a dentist in Wichita, Kansas to enhance your smile with additional care? If so, our team at Scheer Dentistry can assist you. Dr. Brick Scheer and our team can give you a complete oral examination to help you improve your smile or for any other oral health care needs, you may have. Our number is (316) 333-6214. Come on in to learn more about your options to get the bright and healthy smile you’ve always wanted.

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