Did you know that chewing gum is scientifically proven to have dental health benefits? Gum can do more than freshen your breath – it can actually fight bacteria and cavities.
How does it do it? Well, the simple act of chewing gum stimulates an increase in saliva production within your mouth. Saliva has been proven to help wash away harmful bacteria and food particles as well as neutralize harmful acids that seek to destroy your precious tooth enamel.
Although normal chewing gum can actually stimulate cavity prevention, the sugars in the gum can sometimes do more harm than good. Sugarless gum provides all the benefits without any of the dangers.
Believe it or not, chewing gum can also assist you in the quest to fight heartburn. Harmful acids travel up the esophagus and damage your teeth, but the additional saliva created by chewing gum can lower your risk for heartburn and even help fight against its dangerous effects.
If you are interested in a professional dental cleaning from Acre Wood Dental at our dentist office in Waco, Texas, call our dental office at 254 227-5082. Dr. Benjamin Johnson and our team want to ensure your teeth remain clean for a lifetime to come.