Can sugarless gum protect your mouth from cavities? According to many experiments and studies that were done on the subject, chewing sugarless gum, especially after snacks and meals, can contribute to a healthier mouth and lower the risk for cavities. However, it is important to always use sugarless gum, as the sugars in regular gum can still damage your teeth.
Sugarless gum works by helping to facilitate the production of saliva within your mouth. If your mouth produces more saliva, you are more likely to keep your mouth clean and clear from harmful substances that seek to destroy your teeth and gums. Not only can saliva help to wash away these harmful substances, but it can neutralize the acids in the products you consume.
Sugarless gum has other uses beyond cavity prevention. With heartburn, harmful acids can travel up the esophagus, and if they enter the mouth can cause dental erosion to occur. Sugarless gum can help lower the risk of heartburn and even help deal with any effects it may have if it occurs.
Come in and see for yourself the magic of optimum oral health care treatments. To schedule an appointment at our dentist office in McKinney, Texas, call Stone Lodge Dental at 214-613-1500 and a member of our team will gladly assist you. Dr. Ernesto Prida and our entire team look forward to helping you achieve the successful smile you desire.