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Dentist says chewing gum can be helpful

Dentist says chewing gum can be helpful

Find out if you can chew gum.



There is a lot of controversy around chewing gum. Some say that it is useful, others vice versa. Dentist dispelled the myths of chewing gum.  


The dentist noted that chewing gum is a convenient means of oral hygiene when you are away from home, and there is no way to use a brush or dental floss. Chewing gum will help to remove food debris, normalize acid-base balance and freshen breath. It causes profuse salivation and washes teeth - this is an additional cleansing of the teeth and the removal of food debris. Chew for 10-15 minutes.



The dentist recommends buying gum without sugar, it remains in the oral cavity, and bacteria feed on them and multiply. Xylitol may be part of the chewing gum - it is a sweetener with bactericidal properties. It prevents bacteria from multiplying and reduces the risk of tooth decay. Calcium phosphate in the composition (E341iii) increases the amount of calcium in saliva, this provides remineralization - strengthening tooth enamel. 

It should be noted that the frequent use of chewing gum with a “whitening effect” can cause enamel abrasion.

Seals fall out of chewing gum - THIS IS MYTH! If the seal is properly installed, then chewing gum is not an obstacle.


It is undesirable to use chewing gum for people suffering from diseases of the temporomandibular joint - this can aggravate the pathology. Children can be given chewing gum when they already understand that it needs to be chewed and spit out, and not swallowed (from about 5 years old). The presence of E-131 in the composition of the dye “Blue patented V“ should alert you, it can cause gastrointestinal upset, asthma, urticaria, it should not be used for allergies to aspirin ..

 Do not give children chewing gum on an “empty” stomach, do not use more packaging per day (it may have a laxative effect) and exclude chewing gum if there is gastritis, ulcer or periodic abdominal pain

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