To Chew Or Not To Chew In White Plains

January 3rd, 2014

Chewing Xylitol Sweetened Gum Will Increase Your Dental Health

Hello White Plains gum chewers, today we’re going to talk about that sticky wad in your mouth. You know that it can freshen your breath, but can it really help prevent cavities? That’s the question we’re asking in today’s White Plains dental blog.

It really depends on the type of gum. Chewing regular sucrose-based gum can help remove bits of food from the surface of teeth, but that benefit is negated by the stream of sugar washing over your teeth as you chew.

However, gums with some alternative sweeteners have an added benefit for your pearly whites. Xylitol is a sweetener which not only has fewer calories than traditional sugars, but it also has antimicrobial properties that reduce plaque buildup. This means that xylitol inhibits the growth of bacteria that causes tooth decay.

So if you’re headed out to any restaurants in the Scarsdale, Hartsdale, or New Castle area, bring a pack of sugar-free gum with you and pop it in your mouth when your meal is done. Of course, brushing and flossing are a better option for your oral health, but when you can’t brush, choose a sugarless gum with xylitol to chew.

I’m cosmetic dentist Ira Handschuh, a cosmetic dentist in White Plains. I want my patients to have the best oral health possible. My practice, The Dental Design Center with Dr. Ira J. Handschuh, is located at 280 Dobbs Ferry Road.

If you have any questions about how to improve your oral health, or if you would like to learn more about any of our cosmetic dentistry procedures such as teeth whitening, veneers, and complete smile makeovers, give us a call today at 914-574-2558.

We specialize in cosmetic dentistry, dental implants, and porcelain veneers. Call our efficient staff today for an appointment!

The Dental Design Center with Dr. Ira J. Handschuh
280 Dobbs Ferry Road
White Plains New York
914-574-2558
http://www.dentaldesigncenter.com/practice/

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