Did you know that numerous oral ailments are linked to the foods and substances in your mouth? If you are not actively washing away harmful ingredients, they can linger in your mouth and continue to damage your teeth and gums, thus increasing your risk for tooth decay, dental erosion, and cavities. Although brushing your teeth after eating maybe too abrasive due to heightened sensitivity, alternative cleaning methods such as chewing gum can be used.
Sugarless chewing gum has been shown to help prevent cavities and keep your mouth clean by actively increasing the production of saliva in your mouth. Saliva is extremely important for neutralizing acids and providing disease-fighting substances in your mouth. Sugarless gum can also clean your teeth without being too abrasive on your teeth and gums.
Sugarless chewing gum has been shown to be effective in the prevention and protection against heartburn. To prevent harmful stomach acids from coming up your esophagus into your mouth, chew sugarless gum to neutralize the acids and keep your teeth safe.
If you are looking to restore your smile with an oral health care treatment or cleaning, contact Dr. Robert Doyle and our team at Complete Dental Care. Contact us by calling 866-471-4028 to set up a reservation to see us at our office in Martins Ferry, Ohio.