How Does Chewing Gum Protect Your Smile?

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Did you know that chewing gum can protect your smile? Not only are there potential benefits from chewing gum including cleaning your mouth and brightening your smile, chewing gum, especially after meals, has been shown to have many oral health benefits, including fighting against cavities and heartburn.

Sugarless gum has been known to protect smiles against the effects of heartburn. Not only can sugarless gum work to protect your smile, it can neutralize harmful acids that travel up your esophagus. Chewing gum may also be beneficial in the prevention of heartburn, not simply to treat it.

It has been clinically noted that sugarless gum can help promote the addition of saliva in your mouth when chewed for periods of twenty minutes or more, which can greatly reduce your risk of cavities. Sugarless gum is an excellent treatment to add to your overall oral health care, and should only be used in place of brushing or flossing if they cannot be done at the time.

No matter which oral health care treatment you desire, Dr. Clifford Morton and our team at Morton Aesthetic and Implant Dentistry will make sure that your smile is properly treated. To schedule an oral exam or professional cleaning at our dentist office in Marietta, Georgia, please contact us at 770-973-0141. A healthy smile is a happy smile!