Chewing gum

“Chewing gum is bad for your teeth!” is one of the myths still hanging around.

Are you ready for this? Chewing gum is actually good for your teeth!.

If you don’t have access to a toothbrush, chewing gum is the second best alternative for cleaning your teeth. The gum itself is pretty inert. It is not digestible and does not cause cavities.

It has two benefits:

1. It mechanically removes plaque and food from the surfaces of your teeth as you chew.

2. It encourages the flow of saliva which constantly washes over your teeth, neutralizing the acidity in your mouth which causes tooth decay.

Do you feel soreness in your jaw? We usually can measure the level of stress by how tight and sore our jaw joints and muscles are. Chewing gum distracts you from grinding and clenching your teeth and can relieve stress.

The only important fact about gum is that it must be “sugar free”. Not “sugarless”, but actually “sugar free”! The ingredient that you need to look for in a pack of gum is Xylitol. Xylitol is a sugar alcohol that has proven cavity fighting power. By chewing Xylitol sweetened gum, you’ll not only get all the benefits of chewing gum that were mentioned above but also actively fight cavities.

What more could you ask for in a little piece of gum?

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