Chew more gum?

That’s right. In a recent study, gum chewers experienced less gum inflammation. Here’s the caveat: must be sugarless gum enriched with vitamin C. Chewing about 15 minutes releases nearly all the vitamin C. The study also indicted chewing five (5) times daily achieved the best benefit.

Although gum chewing isn’t a substitute for brushing and flossing, the vitamin C enriched gum appeared to minimize tartar( that’s the hard build up around your teeth and gums) and plaque (that’s the soft cheesy build up around your teeth and gums).Chewing sugarless gum can help in other ways too. It acts to sweep out the sugar and nasty by products lurking in you mouth.

Look for sugarless vitamin C enriched gum at healthfood and supplement stores.

Happy chewing !!

Dr. Kim Dr. Kim

Dr. Kim Okamura

I'm Dr. Kim Okamura and this blog is a product of my love of dentistry. I dedicate it to all the patients I have served so that they may better understand my craft. The information here will give you and others the power to maintain and protect one of your most priceless gifts ... your SMILE.