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Chewing Gum and Tooth Health

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When you think of ways to make sure that your teeth are healthy, what most commonly comes to mind? If you said brushing, flossing, and mouthwash use, then you’re like quite a few other adults.

However, there’s one popular product you can use that’s actually great for your oral health – chewing gum.

What’s so good about gum?

Chewing gum may not appear to be a great choice at first, but if you take the time to make sure you’re only chewing sugar free gum, your teeth will thank you.

Chewing gum stimulates saliva production, which is actually an important process in ensuring that your teeth are clean. Saliva gets rid of the extra bacteria in our mouths that cause bad breath and cavities, so obviously creating more of it can do wonders for your overall oral health.

Keeps your breath fresh

In addition to helping keep your mouth clean and free of excess bacteria, chewing gum gets rid of bad breath as well. If you have a problem with chronic bad breath, even though you brush your teeth regularly, chewing gum is a great way to keep your breath great all day long.
A lot of things you may not always think of can be a huge benefit to your oral health.

If you have any other questions, don’t hesitate to call us today at 440-884-9898 for more information.