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As the days begin to get darker earlier, we can often find ourselves spending more time indoors. Unfortunately, being indoors more typically means we’ll end up eating more as well. Always make sure you’re keeping your mouth clean and free of debris to help protect against any oral ailments that can easily arise. To help keep your teeth safe, consider implementing sugarless gum into your health care after meals.

Numerous studies have shown that chewing sugarless gum after meals could help protect your smile. The reason is due to the production of saliva, which is a known acid neutralizer. Through the use of chewing sugarless gum, you can increase saliva flow and help protect against numerous oral ailments that can arise, including tooth decay and cavities.

Sugarless chewing gum has also been shown to be effective in the treatment of heartburn. Heartburn arises when acids in your stomach travel up your esophagus into your mouth. These acids can chew through your tooth enamel and cause damage to your teeth and gums. However, with an added saliva repertoire from chewing sugarless gum, your mouth can neutralize these acids and protect your precious teeth.

If you would like to book an appointment with DeFelice Dental LLC to see if you are a candidate for an oral exam, please set up a visit with Dr. Tre' DeFelice and the rest of our team at our dentist office in Metairie, Louisiana at 504 833 4300.