Posted by JazGulati on August 20, 2016
Chewing sugar free gum can help to prevent dental decay and acid breakdown of teeth. The way chewing gum works is by increasing how much saliva your mouth makes, which has a protective role. Your saliva has a ‘buffering’ action, which balances out acids so that the mouth returns to normal pH levels again.
The best time to have chewing gum is straight after an ‘acid attack’ or a ‘sugar attack’, so that the teeth can start ‘remineralising’ as soon as possible.
Speak to your dentist about the benefits of chewing sugar free gum for your oral health.