Chewing gum can be an important tool to help fighting gum and cavities. Here at Ontario Chino Dental Center in Ontario, California, we understand how important your oral health care is when it comes to preventing cavities and gum disease. That is why we are happy to talk to you about the power of chewing gum and how it can help your smile stay healthy.
According to the American Dental Association, if you chew sugarless gum for at least twenty minutes after a meal it could help keep cavities at bay. Because of the increased flow of saliva which chewing gum can produce, you can neutralize the acids from bacteria in your mouth and wash away lingering bacteria or food particles in your teeth. By keeping your gum sugarless, you are also keeping sugar from causing other cavities which can destroy your smile.
Remember, chewing gum is not a replacement for brushing and flossing your teeth. It is still important to brush at least twice a day for two minutes a day as well as flossing regularly. Chewing gum can be an aid to help between your day after your meals before you have a chance to brush and floss your teeth.
If you would like to learn more about preventing cavities, or feel it’s time for a dental checkup, please call us today at 909-984-2476 to set up an appointment with Dr. Krupakar Reddy Yeturu. Our friendly staff is happy to assist you and your oral health in any way we can.