Does sugarless gum promote saliva production? Yes, sugarless gum can promote saliva production and help decrease the chances of dry mouth as well. Although sugarless gum is often linked to various forms of keeping your smile bright, they can potentially do much more than that.
Chewing sugarless gum has many uses beyond just freshening your breath. According to countless studies on the topic, chewing sugarless gum for a period of twenty minutes, preferably after eating, can increase your mouth’s production of saliva, which has been shown to effectively remove plaque, and bacteria, and in turn help protect your teeth and tooth enamel against tooth decay and cavities.
Chewing sugarless gum has also been found to be effective in the prevention and treatment of heartburn and heartburn related symptoms due to harmful acids traveling up your esophagus. If these harmful acids were to reach your teeth and gums, they can erode your tooth enamel and even destroy your gum tissue. Chewing sugarless gum can help stimulate saliva creation to neutralize the acids that may be traveling up your esophagus as a result of heartburn.
If you would like to discuss oral health care treatment with Dr. Bradley Dyer and the rest of our team here at Bradley L. Dyer DDS PC, please schedule an appointment to come see us at our dentist office in Sevierville, Tennessee. Our number is 865-453-2731. We look forward to helping you decide which options will work best in your quest for a whiter smile.