Sugarless gum makes great smiles for super summer fun. Your child’s oral health care can benefit from additional services beyond brushing and flossing. Studies have shown that by chewing sugarless gum for a period of roughly 20 minutes, preferably after eating, it can produce saliva and help neutralize acids and prevent cavities. For more wonderful benefits that chewing sugarless gum can offer, see the list below:
– Stomach acids can travel up the esophagus and damage the teeth. To help prevent this, use sugarless gum to lower the risk of heartburn.
– If your child notices a weakened or painful jaw, it is best to avoid any chewing products until a suitable treatment can be found.
– To avoid the sticky feeling of food particles that remain in the mouth, chewing sugarless gum to help brush and wash it away in between brushing and flossing.
– Chewing sugarless gum after meals is a better option than brushing because teeth may be extra sensitive right after eating or drinking certain foods. Many types of toothpaste may also be too abrasive for the teeth for frequent brushing.
If your child is in need of an oral health care treatment from our team at Victoria Pediatric Dental & Orthodontics in Victoria, TX, please contact us at (361) 433-4704 to schedule an appointment with one of our skilled dentists. Dr. Kyle Raymond, Dr. Nieku Manshadi, Dr. Roden-Johnson, Dr. Junaid Afridi and Dr. Dip Desailook forward to helping your child receive the care they deserve!