Chew Gum To Strengthen Teeth And Fight Gum Disease
Chewing gum for a minimum of 20 minutes following meals, can be a very useful addition to your oral hygiene routine. The action of chewing gum increases the flow of saliva in the mouth which helps to wash food and plaque away. Saliva also contains minerals which strengthen teeth, and other substances which neutralize plaque acid and help to fight tooth and gum disease.
Don’t be tempted to think that chewing gum can replace brushing and flossing though, as it won’t do the same job. But if you are away from home and unable to brush following a meal, chewing gum can be a handy, temporary substitute.
Remember to make it sugar-free gum though, as sugar in your chewing gum will only feed those tooth-rotting germs!