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Due to several health risks often associated with a lack of saliva in your mouth, it is important to consider using cleaning utensils that can help produce additional saliva. Did you know that chewing gum has been shown to help produce additional saliva? The truth is that chewing gum is one of the best tools you can use for keeping your mouth clean and free of cavities.

Studies have shown that chewing sugarless gum after meals for a period of roughly twenty minutes or more can help produce saliva and prevent cavities. When saliva is in abundance in your mouth while chewing gum, you will be better protected against various forms of damage including gum disease, tooth decay and cavities. Furthermore, saliva has even been shown to be beneficial in the treatment of heartburn.

Heartburn is a condition in which an individual has stomach acids travel up their esophagus and into their mouth. If these acids are left unimpeded, they can slowly wear down your tooth enamel and cause cavities to form. To prevent further damage due to heartburn, try chewing sugarless gum.

Are you ready for an enhanced smile? If so, please call (406) 752-4530 to schedule an appointment with Northwest Center for Dentistry at our office in Kalispell, Montana. Dr. Cameron Clark and our expert team are here to ensure you receive the professional care your smile needs.