Are you ready to enhance your smile with a lesser-known but effective treatment method such as chewing gum? Although chewing gum is not as effective as brushing your teeth and flossing between your teeth can be, it does provide numerous benefits to your smile. In addition, chewing sugarless gum after meals has been shown to help promote saliva production, which is crucial for the neutralization of harmful acids and the removal of food residue in your mouth.
It is important to always use a sugarless chewing gum rather than traditional gum. The presence of sugar in gum will increase your risk for numerous ailments and will counteract the healthful benefits that chewing the gum will provide. The ingredients in the gum itself or not what promotes optimum oral health care, but rather the functions that they can create. Specifically, chewing gum is helpful for promoting saliva formation.
Chewing sugarless gum has been shown to also help treat and prevent heartburn. Heartburn is a condition in which stomach acids rise up into your esophagus and eventually your mouth. If left untreated, these acids can slowly wear away your tooth enamel and potentially lead to cavities and infections. Chewing sugarless gum will help promote saliva formation which can neutralize the acids and wash away harmful debris.
Come in and see for yourself the beauty of a spectacular smile from the office of Whitman Dental Center. To book an appointment with Dr. Mahesh Solanki and our team at our dentist office in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, call us at 215-501-7156, and a member of our team will gladly assist you.