Did you know there are plenty of oral health care treatments beyond brushing and flossing that you can implement into your oral healthcare routine to improve your oral health? In fact, even techniques such as chewing sugarless gum have been proven to be highly effective for your smile. According to numerous studies, chewing sugarless gum after meals for a period of longer than 20 minutes has been shown to help prevent cavities.
Sugarless gum derives its advantages due to the natural processes it triggers within your mouth. The chewing of gum stimulates saliva production within your mouth, which is a natural cavity fighter. Saliva is also helpful for removing harmful acids from your mouth and washing away food debris and plaque buildup. Traditional gum also assists in the production of saliva, but the sugars present in the gum can damage your tooth enamel and counterbalance any positive effects that would have been had from the gum.
Sugarless gum is also helpful in the treatment and prevention of heartburn. Heartburn occurs when stomach acids travel up the esophagus and into your mouth. These assets can eat away at your tooth enamel and cause cavities to occur. However, by chewing sugarless gum you can help treat your mouth to a saliva influx which can neutralize the acids and protect your smile. However, if you suffer from any jaw disorders such as a TMD, do not rely on chewing sugarless gum as an effective treatment until your jaw has been repaired.
Come in and see for yourself the magic of oral health care bliss. To schedule an appointment for your child with Dr. Clark Romney and our team at our pediatric dentist office in Salt Lake City, Utah, call Romney Pediatric Dental at 801.960.7913 and a member of our team will gladly assist you. Come in today and improve your child’s smile with our help.