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How Chewing Gum Helps Maintain a Healthy Smile

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Sugarless gum: is it good for your oral health or not? Science gives pretty clear indicators that except for those who have TMJ or other jaw problems, it does actually improve the state of your mouth. Here are some facts about how gum can help you have a healthy smile:

-When chewed for at least 20 minutes after a meal, sugarless gum can significantly lower your risk of cavities.

– The motion of chewing gum can stimulate the production of saliva—a substance that helps to keep your smile clean. Saliva can wash away plaque and neutralize acids that threaten your tooth enamel.

– Chewing gum with sugar can also create saliva, but the addition of sugar cancels out many of the benefits that the chewing gum offers.

– Sugarless gum can improve your oral health care much the same way mouthwash can; it cannot and should not be used as a replacement for your daily oral hygiene routine.

Dr. Alan Kessler and our excellent team are located in Virginia Beach, Virginia. If you would like to book an appointment with London Bridge Smiles for a check-up, please call our dentist office at 757-340-8805. Have an amazing day!