Oral Health Support: Chewing Gum

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Are you aware of the benefits to be had with chewing gum? Chewing gum is a highly effective tool for keeping your mouth clean at times when brushing is not easily available. Furthermore, chewing gum can even help stop oral health ailments that may arise in relation to hindrances in your mouth. However, it is important to make sure you’re using the right type of gum.

When you’re using chewing gum to clean your smile, always make sure that it is a product that is not loaded with sugars. This is because sugars actually do more damage than good and will counteract any of the benefits to be had from the gum. Once you have your sugarless gum, chew it after meals. Studies have shown that individuals who chew sugarless gum after meals are much less likely to suffer from cavities. In addition, chewing gum has even been shown to help provide benefits for reducing and treating heartburn.

If you suffer from extreme tooth sensitivity or are worried about abrasion, chewing gum is a wonderful alternative to using a toothbrush or toothpaste. However, it should never be used as a complete substitute for brushing and flossing.

With the skilled craftsmanship of Dr. Beck and our team at our office in Kennewick, Washington, we can make sure your smile receives the care it deserves. To set an appointment at Quail Ridge Dental, call us at 509-396-6950.