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Can Chewing Gum Really Clean Your Mouth


Posted on 11/10/2019 by Jolie
Can Chewing Gum Really Clean Your MouthAt some time or another, most of us have searched for ways to beat the system involving personal oral care.

If you have been looking for ways to keep your teeth clean and protected without making it an event, we have some good news and a solution you may like to use. Chewing gum for a healthy mouth.

Chewing Away to Protect Your Teeth

In deciding what kind of chewing gum, it's the type of gum you chew that makes a difference in whether it's helpful or harmful to your teeth. While most gums contain sugar, increasing your chance of cavities, there is more and more clinical evidence that presents just the opposite for sugar-free gum.

There are even more benefits from by chewing sugar-free gum that is sweetened with Xylitol. Xylitol possesses the added benefits of inhibiting the growth of bacteria called Streptococcus mutans, it is one of the oral bacteria that cause cavities. When brought into contact with Xylitol, the bacteria loses its mobility in adhering to the tooth, rendering it sterile.

More Points For Chewing Gum

Chewing gum in any of its different varieties goes back to years when gum was formulated with honey and tree saps. Chewing gum with sugar increases cavity risk, always be sure it is sugar-free to reap the oral benefits. The actual action of chewing up and down triggers your saliva gland.

Saliva is the mouths natural defense. It brings minerals to the tooth while washing away toxins. Last, chewing gum earns the American Dental Association Seal of Acceptance with all the evidence that shows its meeting of objective requirements for safety and efficacy.

Our office is happy to present tips that allow you to enjoy furthering your oral care. For more oral health tips or to simply get scheduled for a visit, we are just a phone call away.

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