Are you looking for tips to preventing cavities? If so, you have come to the right place! Chewing sugarless gum can help you prevent cavities and keep your smile fresh. Here at Alan Rembos DDS in Marco Island, Naples, Fort Myers, and Sanibel, Florida, our team is happy to provide you with tips and tricks to preventing cavities with the help of sugarless gum.
According to the well-known American Dental Association, if you chew sugarless gum for at least twenty minutes after a meal, it could help keep cavities at bay. Because of the major increase in the flow of saliva chewing gum can produce, you can neutralize the acids from bacteria in your mouth and wash away lingering bacteria or food particles in your teeth. By keeping your gum always sugarless, you are also keeping sugar from causing other cavities, which can destroy your smile.
Remember, chewing gum is not a substitute for brushing and flossing your teeth. It is still extremely important to brush at least twice a day for two minutes a day as well as flossing regularly. Chewing gum is an aid to help your oral health between your day after your meals before you have a chance to brush and floss your teeth.
If you would like to learn more about how to prevent cavities or feel it’s time for a dental checkup, please call us today at one of our 4 convenient locations to set up an appointment with Dr. Alan Rembos or Dr. Jose Alvarez. Our professional and caring staff is happy to assist you and your oral health in any way we can.