The type of gum you chew that makes a difference in whether it's helpful or harmful to your teeth.

chewing gums is goog for the health of teeth


While chewing gum containing sugar may actually increase your chances of developing a cavity, there is clinical evidence that demonstrates just the opposite for sugar-free gum. Studies have shown that chewing sugar-free gum after meals and snacks can help rinse off and neutralize the acids released by the bacteria in plaque, which are harmful to tooth enamel. Both the act of chewing and the flavor of the artificial sweeteners in the gum stimulate ten times the normal rate of saliva flow. Not only does the increased saliva flow neutralize the acids in your mouth, it also washes away food particles, helping to keep your teeth clean.


Although chewing sugar-free gum can be beneficial in most instances, there are some cases in which chewing gum is not recommended. For example, any type of jaw pain or temporomandibular joint disorder symptoms.



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