When you think about improving your oral health, you likely think of your twice a daily brush and floss routine. But what about the times when you’re in between brushes or away from the comfort of your home? Sure, you could bring a toothbrush on the go with you but then you run into the hassle of finding a restroom, time to brush, and sometimes the awkwardness of a public setting, etc.
Chewing gum, specifically a sugar-free gum with active ingredients, can help to clean and protect your teeth after meals and between brushes, while also freshening your breath.
The ADA (American Dental Association) recommends chewing sugarless gum after a meal to remove food debris and increase the salivary flow, which can reduce plaque acid, strengthen teeth and reduce tooth decay.
“There are several mechanisms by which stimulated saliva flow may protect against dental caries. Increased saliva flow carries with it calcium and phosphate which can contribute to remineralization of tooth enamel…Saliva can buffer the effects of acids in foods or drinks that could otherwise soften teeth’s enamel surface, and swallowing excess saliva created by stimulation clears acid."
Chewing gum is not a replacement for a proper oral health regimen, such as brushing and flossing twice per day and getting regular cleanings from your dentist, but think of adding a sugar-free chewing gum into your routine as an enhancement that will help maintain good hygiene. Chewing gum after a meal can help you feel clean and refreshed after a luncheon meeting or a hot date.
Want to make your dentist extra proud?
Chew a sugar-free functional chewing gum with active ingredients that have been shown to help remineralize, clean and protect your teeth like Liquid Core® SMILE™.
Liquid Core® SMILE™ is sugar-free and contains ingredients like Activated Charcoal, Hydroxyapatite, MCT Oil and as with all of our other Liquid Core® Gums, the most Xylitol than any other gum brand in the world. Chewing gum with hydroxyapatite and activated charcoal after a meal can help to promote the normal benefits of chewing gum while also offering benefits from the active ingredients.
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So what do you think? Does chewing gum that is sugar-free after meals and in between brushes sound like something that you will implement for your oral health?