Posted .

Do you know what the true benefits of chewing gum are for your teeth and gums? Oftentimes, chewing gum is seen as a wonderful tool for cleaning our mouths and in some cases, even whitening our teeth. However, there is more to chewing gum than simply a clean mouth.

Chewing sugarless gum has many benefits beyond just freshening your breath. According to numerous studies on the topic, chewing sugarless gum for a period of twenty minutes, preferably after eating, can increase your mouth’s production of saliva, which has been shown to effectively remove plaque, and bacteria, and in turn, help guard your teeth and tooth enamel against tooth decay and cavities.

Chewing sugarless gum has also been shown to be helpful in the prevention and treatment of heartburn and heartburn related symptoms due to harmful acids traveling up your esophagus. If these harmful acids were to spread to your teeth and gums, they can erode away your tooth enamel and even destroy your gum tissue. Chewing sugarless gum can help stimulate saliva flow to neutralize the acids that may be traveling up your esophagus because of heartburn.

If you are showing signs of damaged teeth, come visit 21st Century Dental Care for treatment today. With the helpful support of Dr. Vitaly Friedman and our wonderful team at our dentist office in Basking Ridge, New Jersey, we can restore your smile to its former glory. To schedule an appointment, call us at (908) 604-5959. Visit us today, and your smile with thank you!