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Chewing Sugar-Free Gum Boosts Your Oral Health
Jun
22
2016
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GUM ISN’T ALL ABOUT freshening your breath. While it definitely helps after that garlic pasta you had for lunch, did you know chewing sugarless gum can also prevent cavities and improve your oral health? Chewing Gum Increases Saliva Flow and Prevents Cavities According to the American Dental Association, studies show that chewing sugar-free gum for 20 minutes after a meal can prevent tooth decay. The act of chewing increases saliva flow in your mouth. The saliva then washes away food and neutralizes acids, cleaning and protecting your teeth from cavity-causing bacteria. You’ll want to make sure your gum is sugar-free, […]

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Saliva: The Unsung Hero of Oral Health
Jun
13
2016
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Ever think about how great your saliva is? Probably not. We’d love to enlighten you! Saliva has an all-important role in your oral and digestive health. Saliva Has Many Important Functions Our bodies make two to four pints of saliva a day. That means that over a lifetime, a person will create enough saliva to fill two swimming pools! So, why is saliva important? Well, there’s more than one answer to that. Besides allowing us to give wet willies or make spit wads when we were kids, our saliva has many important functions. First, saliva aids in digestion. It begins the process […]

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