Cleaning your teeth and gums every day gets rid of harmful plaque and oral bacteria that lead to tooth decay and gum disease. The tools you use to accomplish this will make your job that much easier. Your toolkit should include a toothbrush, toothpaste, dental floss, and an oral rinse. But one more item can help you win the fight against tooth decay, and that is sugarless gum.
According to the American Dental Association, chewing sugarless gum for 20 minutes after you eat has been proven to lessen plaque and cavities in the mouth.You see, chewing increases the production of saliva. Chewing gum elevates the saliva production and works to neutralize plaque acids and washes it away. Increasing the saliva in the mouth also increases the calcium and phosphate levels which shield tooth enamel.
The ADA recommends the following daily care for your smile:
-Brushing 2x a day.
-A fluoride toothpaste will help remineralize enamel.
-Get rid of plaque between teeth and gumline using a flossing method that works best for you.
-Have professional dental cleaning twice a year.
-Chew sugarless gum for 20 minutes after you eat to stimulate saliva.
ADA approved products which carry their seal will ensure that they work as they say they do. These products are proven safe and effective by passing strict tests. In the case of sugar-free gum carrying this seal, they have met at least one of these claims:
-Lower plaque acids in the mouth.
-Lessens risk of cavities.
-Lessens risk of gum disease.
-Helps remineralize tooth enamel.
-Safe on oral tissues.
Our dentist, Dr. Gurusharan Singh and our Parkview Dental team in New Whiteland, Indiana are here for your smile. If you would like more information, we invite you to call 317-535-7522 today. We are always happy to schedule an appointment for you with our dental specialists!