The Less Sugar, the Better

iStock_000016416086SmallPorcelain Veneers Florence SC dentist Dr. Griffin wants to share why patients should be enjoying sugar- less gum over gum full of sugar.

There are so many benefits of chewing sugarless gum throughout the day, that we have decided to list and explain them for you.

Increases saliva production

-Exercises jaw and neck

-Prevents clenching jaw and teeth (good idea for people with bruxism)

-Can beat cravings of unhealthy foods

-Reduces cavity risk

-Washes away digestive acids from foods and drinks

-Gives you better breath

-Safe for oral tissues which can improve overall oral health

-Increases mineralization in our mouths

-Reduces tooth staining

The lack of sugar in sugarless gum actually works in our favor in so many different ways. By chewing this gum, it gives our gums good exercise which can keep them healthier (in moderation). When we chew, we need to use all of our jaw strength; so by doing this we are giving ourselves good exercise and practice of our jaw and neck.

When we chew this gum after consuming food, we increase our salivary flow; this helps neutralize the bad acids and wash them away. This will reduce cavities we get due to the constant extraction of loose particles and bacteria in the mouth. The remineralization of teeth helps to strengthen the enamel in order to protect our teeth from the nasty acids, bacteria and the harmful infections they can cause.

Strong teeth are healthy teeth and sugarless gum aids in that process significantly. By doing all of these things, sugarless gum generally improves our oral health and reduces bad infections, tooth decay and tooth loss over time. People with bruxism should definitely consider chewing sugarless gum in order to help with jaw and teeth clenching; this will help keep their mouths busy during the day so they will be less likely to stress and tighten their jawbones.

So fresh…..

One of the best things about this gum, is that because it works so hard to increase saliva production, it actually helps our breath to become fresher.