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Does Chewing Gum Really Fight Cavities? Fort Mill, SC

Commercials and advertising often promote that chewing gum helps fight cavities, but does it really? The short answer is, yes, it does help fight cavities; however, it is important to choose the right kind of gum in order to receive its benefits.

Studies have proven the advantages of chewing gum after a meal, but it is important to understand that there are different types of gum and choosing the right gum is essential. Chewing sugarless gum for twenty minutes after eating can help to prevent tooth decay. There are many options available for sugarless gum, allowing for almost everyone to find a flavor to enjoy.

Sugarless gum allows for an increase in the flow of saliva and wash away sugar loving bacteria from the mouth. After eating, the mouth is full of tiny particles that are left behind from the foods that you chew. Bacteria live inside every mouth to help break down these particles, but when they are allowed to linger for too long the bacteria quickly go from helpful to harmful. As the bacteria do their job to break down food particles they begin producing acids, and these acids are what cause cavities in the teeth. Chewing sugarless gum helps to combat this process because the excess in saliva flow will flush the bacteria away from the teeth so that they cannot cause extensive damage.

It cannot be stressed enough that you should chew sugarless gum. The bacteria inside the mouth are most attracted to foods that contain a high amount of sugar, thus producing more acids as they break down food particles. Chewing gum laden with sugar only increases the amount of sugar present inside the mouth, allowing the bacteria the means to do a great deal of damage.

At Gold Hill Dentistry, we want to help you achieve the healthiest smile possible. We can recommend types of sugarless chewing gum to help in your endeavors to ward off tooth decay. Contact us today!

Posted on behalf of Dr. Kavi Sagunarthy, Gold Hill Dentistry
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2848 Pleasant Rd, Suite 104
Fort Mill, SC 29708
Phone: (803) 566-8055


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Posted on behalf of Gold Hill Dentistry

2848 Pleasant Road, #104
Fort Mill, SC 29708

Phone: (803) 547-4466

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Marsha Rose

The staff at Gold Hill Dentistry is wonderful. They are polite, professional and helpful I have a history of working as both a dental assistant and hygienist in another state. I’m extremely particular when it comes to my dental care. My daughter recommended Gold Hill. I am very pleased with my dental care. I highly recommend the practice.

Don Rowley

The entire staff at Gold Hill Family Dentistry are professional, friendly, and very good at what they do. I’ve made numerous recommendations to family and friends. Very happy with the dental work they do. Scheduling, insurance processing, and follow up are always first class. Dr Kavi is the man.

Angelique Autumn McGowan

I highly recommend this dental practice. The staff are gracious, helpful, courteous and accommodating. Dr. Sagunarthy is a wonderful dentist. This is from someone who has always suffered with dental and gum issues. He is current on dental information, kind, gentle and professional! I am so happy to have found this practice!

Richard DeCristo

Dr. Sagunarthy is one of if not the best dentist I ever went to. He recently replaced a crown that was botched by another dentist and the procedure was done perfectly and painlessly. I first went to Gold Hill Dentistry for a second opinion on four crowns and maybe a root canal I needed asap from another dentist in Fort Mill. As it turned out I needed the crown replacement and only one other at a later date. That’s about $6000.00 I saved leaving this OTHER FORT MILL DENTIST. In addition to this wonderful dentist, the total staff is outstanding.

Lashae Drake

I had a tummy tuck preformed by Dr. Jones and I love my results. I'm so happy with my decision to choose him as my plastic surgeon.

Chrissy Jaselskis

Awesome dentist. Everyone was nice and professional. Very thorough job cleaning my teeth. Lots of great conversations. Staff made an uncomfortable place for me very comfortable. Thank you.

Thomas Dorsett

Very professional and caring staff. Highly recommend the service, they take personal care with all patience. I have experienced some of the best Hygienist.

Bill Strickland

Great staff. Very knowledgeable and friendly. Would heartily recommend as they have been taking care of my family for years.

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2848 Pleasant Road, #104
Fort Mill, SC 29708

Phone: (803) 547-4466