Due to the ongoing fight between harmful bacteria and your teeth, it is important to use as all methods you can protect your teeth whenever possible. Not only can your teeth be damaged from harmful acids and bacteria that seek to strip away the harmful layer of your tooth enamel, but environmental factors such as heartburn can also damage your teeth. Although brushing and flossing can help, alternative products should also be used if possible.
One such product that can do wonders for your smile is chewing gum. Although it would be easy to look at chewing gum as a harmful substance to your teeth, it can have its benefits. However, if you have a TMJ disorder or loose teeth and gums, it would be wise to avoid chewing gum.
Although standard chewing gum could help, the sugars can harm your teeth, so it is best to stick with sugarless gum. Studies have shown that by chewing sugarless gum for at least 20 minutes after eating, it is possible to battle the effects that cause cavities. This is possible because sugarless gum promotes the creation of saliva in your mouth, which can wash away harmful acids in your mouth, and even neutralize their effects. Sugarless gum can even help protect against acids in your mouth and esophagus caused by heartburn.
Don’t delay in visiting our team at Hulen Family Dentistry to check if you are suffering from an oral ailment. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Christopher Hulen and our team at our dentist office in Tipton, Indiana, please call us at 765-675-8745. The smile of your dreams is only a visit away!