March 23, 2023
Chewing gum is one of the world’s most popular candy that is loved by young and old alike. Chewing gum has become a habit that many people have adopted in their daily lives, to freshen their breath, clean their mouths after meals, among other reasons.
However, doing it too often and without proper hygiene brings with it different consequences for our teeth, because apart from being sweet, it sticks to the tooth, particularly in the areas where there is more depth, making it more complicated to reach with the toothbrush.
In this opportunity, Claudia Paredes, dentist of the Ricardo Palma Clinic, tells us about the consequences that this sweet brings to our teeth.
Consequences of chewing gum
Chewing gum has different consequences for our teeth and these are the following:
However, despite the above, there is a healthier alternative for those who can’t give up this sweet treat: sugarless gum. This option can bring some benefits, as studies conducted by the ADA (American Dental Association) have shown that chewing sugarless gum for 20 minutes after a meal can prevent cavities, in addition to strengthening tooth enamel.
Do not fail to follow the following recommendations if you continue with the consumption of sugar chewing gum:
Finally, remember that the odontologists controls are of paramount importance to prevent any oral damage due to the consumption of sweets like chewing gum.
Dentist at Clínica Ricardo Palma