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Improving your oral health often consists of adding new and interesting methods to your daily oral health care cleaning routines. Because saliva is so essential for the maintenance of your teeth and gums, additional cleaning routines including products such as mouthwash and chewing gum should be added to your health care repertoire to ensure your teeth have the best chance for oral health care success.

Are you aware of the benefits of chewing gum? The key benefit of chewing gum is what it produces. Chewing gum after meals has been shown to help effectively produce saliva. Saliva is essential for protecting your teeth from dental erosion because it can wash away harmful food debris and other acids known for causing plaque, tooth decay, and dental erosion.

Never be afraid to seek out additional ways to improve your oral health through chewing gum. Chewing gum can also be beneficial in the treatment of heartburn as it can help eliminate risks associated with stomach acids. Although stomach acids aren’t too dangerous while in your stomach, once they travel back up your esophagus and into your mouth, dental erosion can occur. However, if you’re chewing sugarless gum, you can help rinse away these acids.

Did you know that your teeth are highly susceptible to additional tooth sensitivity immediately after eating? This is because harmful acids may make your teeth more vulnerable to dental abrasion. With this in mind, it is important to avoid brushing immediately after meals as it could potentially cause tooth enamel damage. Instead, focus on using cleaning utensils such as chewing gum and mouthwash to rinse your mouth out safely and effectively.

Your smile can shine on for many years to come thanks to advanced oral health care treatments. If you require aid with advanced oral health care treatments, you are welcome to book an appointment with Sunshine Dental Group by calling 626.579.4274. Dr. Jorge de la Osa and our entire team at our dentist office in El Monte, California, look forward to upgrading your smile with advanced oral health care treatments.