I’ve heard that chewing gum after eating can help prevent fillings. Is this true, and if so how?
As long as it is sugar-free, yes, chewing gum can help to maintain a healthy mouth. This is because it helps to boost saliva flow, helps to wash away food remnants, bacteria and plague, neutralising harmful acids and so helping to reduce decay. According to gum manufacturers, Wrigleys, 80% of dentists now recommend chewing sugar-free gum after meals
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