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Have you heard that sugarless gum can boost saliva production? Well, it’s true! Chewing sugarless gum increases saliva in your mouth and helps decrease your risk of dry mouth. While sugarless gum is mainly marketed toward keeping your smile looking bright, it can do much more. If you are a gum chewer, we encourage you to chew sugarless gum for its many dental benefits.

Chewing sugarless gum does more than freshen your breath. According to studies performed on sugarless gum, chewing it for about twenty minutes, particularly after a meal, can increase the amount of saliva produced in your mouth, which is responsible for washing plaque and bacteria off your teeth and helping to protect your tooth enamel against tooth decay.

Chewing sugarless gum can also contribute to treating heartburn and its symptoms by neutralizing the harmful acids that can creep up the esophagus. If these harmful acids come into contact with your teeth and gums, they can cause tooth enamel erosion and damaged gum tissue.

If you would like to meet with Dr. Narinder Mahal and our team at Land Park Dental, please schedule an appointment at 916-421-2200. We look forward to providing you with further information about your dental health in Sacramento, California. We offer the quality dental care you deserve!