Did you know that chewing gum can be healthy for your smile when used correctly? In fact, chewing gum is even beneficial for protecting your teeth in situations when brushing may not prove safe. The more you do to protect your smile from oral health risks including implementing additional techniques and treatments such as chewing sugarless gum, the better off your oral health will be.
Chewing gum is extremely effective because it helps produce saliva. Saliva is a key component of your oral health as it can neutralize acids, wash away debris, and even provide disease-fighting substances for your mouth. Chewing gum is good for the production of saliva because it can adequately produce enough saliva to help prevent cavities. Ideally, you should chew gum after meals or other times when brushing maybe too abrasive on your sensitive teeth. Another benefit of chewing gum is that it can help prevent and treat heartburn. Heartburn arises when stomach acids come up into your mouth and begin to damage your tooth enamel. By chewing gum, you can help rinse away these acids when they arise.
It’s never too late for smile enhancement therapy from Ford Avenue Family Dentistry. Enhancing your smile is as easy as picking up your phone and dialing (912)756-2936 to schedule a smile enhancement therapy with Dr. Ray Wallace and our team at our dentist office in Richmond Hill, Georgia.