The Facts about Sugarless Gum

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Did you know that sugarless chewing gum can help you with your oral health care? That is because chewing stimulates the salivary glands in your mouth, and the saliva produced from chewing sugarless gum for longer than 20 minutes can help fight against cavities.

If you are looking for an easy snack that can be beneficial to your teeth and gums without harming them, sugarless gum may be right for you. Gum with sugar is harmful because although saliva is still produced by your mouth, it is offset by the cavity-causing sugars in the gum.

Sugarless gum is not to be used in place of brushing or flossing. Proper oral health care habits such as daily brushing and flossing in combination with sugarless gum are far more beneficial than just sugarless gum alone. Did you know that the acids in your esophagus and stomach can also damage your teeth? However, studies have shown that sugarless gum can help prevent heartburn which will safeguard your pearly whites.

Pelandale Dental Care wants to make sure your oral health care needs are taken care of. If you would like to set up an appointment for a checkup with Dr. Parampal , please contact us at 209-545-9489 at our office in Modesto, California, to speak with a member of our team. Let us craft you the smile you’ve been waiting for!