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Friday, 17 October 2014

The Myth about Chewing Gums

Tell us about the gum? The chewing ones which can be kept an hour long in the mouth and makes one look like a cow feeding on the meadows! Or about those sticky gums; are they that bad of a deal? Well such and numerous such questions have been posted as important questions required to be answered on the forum of Texas Premier Dental.

Well as they say that “The only question that is stupid is the one that is not asked.” Hence definitely the question for many seem very trivial however the fact of the matter is that is has a varied complex answer.

So to answer; first of all the basic thing to be understood is that starch and sugar causes deposits on the teeth causing bacteria to infest and later result in decay. Hence anything having an excess amount of starch or sugar is said to affect negatively the oral hygiene of the recipient. So if the gum has excess of that and is used for a longer period of time it definitely causes the concern that is required.

Nevertheless sugar and starch from the gums do not emanate incessantly from the gum and after a few chews the bland taste of the sticky chewy substance is left. In fact many times just exercising your jaw and chewing the gum has a positive impact on your oral health as it helps to floss and clean the areas of your teeth which the brush and floss can’t possibly reach.

Again one concern could be chewing a lot of gums especially for those having a lot of dental fillings and crowns etc should be avoided as it may weak the foundation of the materials used to keep the fillings and crown intact. Again the simple thing to be kept in mind always is that everything within limits benefits and only overdoing something is a cause of concern.


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