A Chew a Day Keeps the Dentist Away

DID YOU KNOW that chewing sugar-free gum can do wonders for your oral health? It’s true! Made up of 99% water, salivaclear lubricating protective fluid in the mouth containing water, enzymes, bacteria, mucus, viruses, blood cells and undigested food particles is one of the best protectors of your mouth. Chewing gum stimulates saliva production, and therefore helps with the following:

1. alleviates dry mouth

2. freshens breath

3. neutralizes acids in the mouth

4. remineralizes enamel to strengthen teeth

5. cleans the mouth of food debris

6. whitens teeth by reducing and preventing stains

7. reduces plaque build-up

8. helps reduce cavities

9. reduces gingivitis

10. kills germs that cause bad breath

(these facts from betteroralhealth.info)

Don’t forget that gums with sugar can actually harm your teeth. Sugar-free, or better yet, gum sweetened with Xylitol (a natural, non-fermentable sweetener that helps restore a proper pH balance to the mouth) are the key to optimal oral health!

To learn more about the dental benefits of Xylitol, visit www.xylitolcanada.com