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Chewing gum helps keep teeth healthy

Chewing gum helps keep teeth healthy

The physical act of chewing increases the flow of saliva in your mouth. If you chew after eating, the increased salivary flow can help neutralize and wash away the acids that are produced when food is broken down by the bacteria in plaque on your teeth. Over time, acid can break down tooth enamel, creating the conditions for decay. Increased saliva flow also carries with it more calcium and phosphate to help strengthen tooth enamel. Clinical studies have shown that chewing sugarless gum for 15 minutes after eating food can help prevent tooth decay. Chewing gum that delivers some therapeutic agents that could provide additional benefits to those provided by the ability of gum to mechanically stimulate saliva flow. For instance, some gum might contain active agent and are sweetened with xylitol, an alcohol that reduces bacteria.

You should avoid fruit flavoured chewing gums though.

Chewing gum does not replace brushing and flossing !!, chewing gum is an adjunct to brushing and flossing, but not a substitute for either. The ADA recommends brushing twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste and cleaning plaque from between your teeth once a day with dental floss or other interproximal dental cleaners.

Pregnancy and Dental Health

Pregnancy and dental health Oral health care in pregnancy is often avoided and misunderstood by physicians, dentists, and patients.

DID YOU KNOW ?? some prenatal oral conditions may have adverse consequences for the child. 

Making your Child Dentist Friendly

Make your kids dentist friendly

Taking kids to the dentist is necessary to keep their teeth healthy and promote excellent oral hygiene habits. But from a child's point of view, a trip to the dentist can be a scary event - lying on a chair in an unfamiliar room filled with unfamiliar noises and objects,

Are you Over Brushing?

ARE YOU OVERBRUSHING ??? Brushing regularly is considered vital for healthy teeth and gums, but dental experts warn that you can overdo a good thing. Brushing should be done in a proper way.

Bye Bye Enamel !!! When teeth are brushed with too much force vigorously ,the onlying enamel layer is abraded away leading to exposure of underlying dentin.

The Era of Modern Dentistry

Dentistry is experiencing rapid changes in technology, with the advent of modern technology and superior machines the modern dentist must be a master of both art and science.

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