Are you aware of the benefits that chewing gum can have for your teeth and gums? Due to the risk of plaque buildup in your mouth and the presence of bacteria that will eat through your teeth and gums, it is important to always establish an effective oral hygiene routine to keep your mouth safe. However, after eating, your teeth are often highly sensitive, and techniques and tactics such as brushing with a toothbrush and toothpaste can cause dental abrasion to occur. Instead, try using non-abrasive cleaning tools such as chewing gum.
Chewing gum is most effective after eating. As chewing sugarless gum is a non-abrasive cleaning utensil to clean your mouth out, it can be used as an alternative for brushing after meals. However, it should be used as a complete alternative, as you should still be brushing your teeth twice daily but avoiding brushing after meals due to the risk of dental abrasion.
Make sure that you are using sugarless chewing gum, as traditional chewing gum may contain sugars that can further harm your teeth and gums. Furthermore, by producing saliva through the use of chewing gum, you can help prevent and treat heartburn. Heartburn is a condition in which stomach acids travel up your esophagus and into your mouth. Through the use of saliva, you can help neutralize these acids and prevent further damage from occurring.
For any further questions or concerns about your oral health, Woodstock & Manhattan Institute for Holistic Dentistry is here to help. For additional help with your teeth and gums, we can offer a comprehensive diagnosis from Dr. Victor Zeines and our team at our dental office in Shokan, New York. To schedule an appointment, call us at 845-657-2322.