Whilst brushing for 2 minutes twice a day is still the best way to keep teeth clean and healthy, researchers have found that chewing sugarfree gum for 20 minutes after eating or drinking increases the production of saliva which helps to neutralise plaque acid and can promote the remineralisation of tooth enamel.
According to the new research which has been backed by the British Dental Health Foundation, chewing sugar free gum can also help with dry mouth symptoms and is especially effective after eating or drinking. It’s a simple, enjoyable and convenient step to improving your oral health. What’s more; chewing sugar free gum can also relieve hunger symptoms and decrease snack intake!
Like most things in life however, we would advise to only chew sugar free gum in moderation after meals or drinks for around 20 minutes and more frequent chewing could cause stress to your jaw joints and lead to jaw pain.
Of course whilst chewing sugar free gum can be an added bonus to your oral healthcare regime, this should always be backed up with twice daily brushing and interdental cleaning, frequent visits to your dentist and hygienist and a well-balanced diet.
If you are looking for a private dentist in Redruth to take care of your dental health requirements, please contact us to arrange your dental health check appointment today.