New Future for Chewing Gum-Art of Cosmetic Dentistry Buckhead

While most dental professionals will tell you that they are not fans of patients chronically chewing gum due to the stress it places on the TMJ there is plenty of evidence that chewing sugar free gum for approximately 20 minutes after a meal is beneficial. Chewing sugar free gum reduces plaque formation, neutralizes acid, helps to remineralize enamel, and helps alleviate dry mouth. These results all contribute to reducing the occurrence of tooth decay. Current research is aimed at developing chewing gum that specifically targets harmful bacteria that are know to cause decay and gum disease.