Why Chewing Gum Is Good for Your Teeth


Posted on 3/8/2021 by Ashley Miller
Why Chewing Gum Is Good for Your TeethCan it be? Is chewing gum good for your health?

YES! So, buy your favorite flavors and pop a strip into your mouth anytime you want.

Before you head to the candy aisle, there's something you need to know - not all gums are created equal. Some have extra sugar, some are made with artificial ingredients, and some contain chemicals. Choosing one that will promote oral health can be a little difficult when you are presented with so many snacking options.

At Star City Dental, Dr. Melanie Fulton and Dr. Meghan Hungerford recommend our patients to always pick sugar-free gum.

How Chewing Gum Helps Your Teeth


What's the one thing that keeps your teeth healthy and your breath smelling fresh?

Saliva


Chewing gum helps produce more saliva that neutralizes the acid in your mouth and rinses away the bacteria. It also helps break food particles so that they easily get washed down. The extra saliva generates minerals that help strengthen your tooth enamel and reduces the risk of dental cavity.

Think what a great incentive this will be to get your children to brush their teeth. However, make sure they don't skip on their oral hygiene and pick sugary gums.

Benefits of Chewing Gum


As mentioned above, chewing sugar-free gum has more benefits than candy gums. The former type contains Xylitol, which is a natural sweetener. It reduces cavity-causing bacteria and prevents the buildup of plaque. Following are the benefits of chewing sugar-free gum:

•  Fights tooth decay
•  Increases saliva flow
•  Prevents bad breath and dry mouth
•  Prevents acid reflux
•  Strengthens enamel

If you are the kind of person who loves to snack, chewing gum will benefit you greatly. We also recommend that you pay a visit to Star City Dental and get a full dental checkup. To schedule an appointment, call at (402) 858-0525.

Star City Dental


Dr. Melanie Fulton
Dr. Meghan Hungerford
Dr. Mimi Long

(402) 858-0525



4525 S. 86th Street, #A,
Lincoln, NE 68526-9277


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