January 12, 2023
Chewing gum may be a habit that many have, but it brings with it different consequences for our teeth. For this reason, the following note will show how this candy affects our teeth.
It is fresh, entertaining and youthful. With different shapes and colors, chewing gum has become part of the daily life of thousands of people to freshen their breath or clean their mouths after meals. Bienestar of the El Comercio newspaper, spoke with Claudia Paredes, a dentist at Clinica Ricardo Palma, who tells us how this candy affects our teeth.
“Gums are chewing gum, that apart from being sweet, adhere to the tooth, particularly in areas where there is more depth. In the molars there are fissures that are part of the anatomy of the teeth and it is here where it adheres more easily, so reaching it with the toothbrush becomes more complicated”, explains the expert.
How does chewing gum affect our teeth?
According to the doctor, chewing gum has different consequences for our teeth among them we have:
On the other hand, Dr. Paredes highlights the importance of curing cavities, since if they are not cured they can progress depending on how they are found (superficial or deep), reaching the pulp of the tooth, producing an infection, which causes a lot of pain.
Sugar-free gum, another alternative to chew
Sugar-free gum can be a healthier option for your teeth and has different benefits:
“What these chewing gums do is neutralize and eliminate part of the acid that forms in the mouth when food decomposes,” she adds.
Recommendations for people who consume chewing gum
Dr. Paredes highlights the following recommendations if you are going to eat gum with sugar:
Dr. Claudia Paredes
Dentist at Clinica Ricardo Palma