Sunday, September 9, 2018

Did you know chewing gum can actually prevent cavities?


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Did you know chewing gum can actually prevent cavities? 

Clinical studies have shown that chewing sugarless gum for 20 minutes following meals can help prevent tooth decay.It’s all about your saliva. The chewing of sugarless gum actually increases the flow of saliva, which washes away food and other debris, neutralizes acids produced by bacteria in the mouth and provides disease-fighting substances throughout the mouth. Increased saliva flow also carries with it more calcium and phosphate to help strengthen tooth enamel.


Choosing the right gum makes a difference. Make sure it is sugarless. Sugarless gum is sweetened by non-cavity causing sweeteners such as aspartame, xylitol, sorbitol or mannitol. Of course, chewing sugar-containing gum increases saliva flow too, but it also contains sugar which is used by plaque bacteria to produce decay-causing acids.


Chewing sugarless gum is not a replacement for regular brushing and flossing. It’s not a substitute. We recommend brushing twice a day with fluoride toothpaste and cleaning plaque from between your teeth once a day with dental floss or other interdental cleaners.
Making the right choices when choosing a sugarless gum can help keep your teeth healthier. Take the time to read the labels and pick a flavor that is pleasant for you. Now you can add chewing gum to your oral health arsenal.


Dr. Papiernik specializes in cosmetic dentistrydental veneersdental implantsteeth whitening, dental cleanings, adult braces and restorative dentistry.
Dr. Papiernik truly enjoys seeing the effect that a healthy smile has on his patient’s lives. He believes that a healthy smile begins with knowledge. That is why one of his goals is to help elevate each patient's dental awareness and to provide them with the best tools to maintain their dental health at its optimum. Please call (305) 670 5100 to schedule an appointment.
find the best dentist in Coral Gables, Florida for you, call our office. Dr. Papiernik serves patients from South Miami, Miami, Pinecrest, Kendall, Coral Gables, and all of South Florida.
Miami Smile Dental
Dr. Serge Papiernik
9350 S. Dixie Hwy., Suite #920
Miami, FL 33156
(305) 670 5100
http://www.miamismiledental.com