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Your smile can always use a little help, even if it is in great shape. One of the keys to a healthy mouth is saliva. It may not be a topic people like to talk about, but it is more important than you may think. Saliva hydrates the mouth and helps to wash away food debris and bacteria. It is also important for neutralizing the acids in your mouth that comes from the things you eat and drink.

As our dentist, Dr. Robin Cropper will tell you, brushing your teeth is very important, and it isn’t a bad idea to brush your teeth after every meal. But brushing immediately after you eat can do more harm than good since doing so can spread the acid from your meal around your mouth. You should wait for 30 minutes before you brush to allow your saliva to do its job. But what can you do in the meantime?

This is where sugarless come comes in. Chewing sugarless gum stimulates your production of saliva, which will help to clean your mouth. It is a great way to clean your mouth after a meal or to freshen your breath if you can’t brush. If you suffer from dry mouth, sugarless gum is a great way to produce saliva and hydrate your mouth.

To learn more about sugarless gum, or other oral hygiene tips in Lawrenceburg, Kentucky, you can contact Dentistry For Today at phone today to schedule your appointment.