Believe it or not, sugarless gum can help prevent problems with your smile. If plaque buildup continues to go unchecked and hardens into tartar your smile will suffer. Tartar can eat away at healthy gum tissue causing gingivitis, and if is not properly treated, will become a more serious form of gum disease.
Sugarless gum combats the build-up of plaque to a degree by stimulating saliva production as you chew. So, if you cannot brush and floss after a meal or after snacking, sugarless gum can help create a healthier environment for your teeth until you can brush and floss.
Did you know that the acids in your esophagus and stomach can damage your teeth? Studies have shown that sugarless gum can help prevent heartburn, so it can be a protective ally for your smile. Remember, sugarless gum can’t replace brushing or flossing but it can be enlisted as another tool in your oral hygiene kit.
Our experienced team wants to make sure your oral health care needs are taken care of. If you would like to set up an appointment for a professional exam with Dr. Scott R. Adishian, please contact us at 626-796-3700 in Pasadena, California, to speak with a member of our team. We look forward to helping you maintain your beautiful smile!