If you suffer from dry mouth chewing sugar free gum may help increase your saliva flow. Many Americans suffer from dry mouth which can have multiple causes, including prescription drug use. People who have dry mouth are at greater risk of developing cavities.
Chewing a sugar free gum, especially gum that contains Xylitol, can increase saliva flow and help prevent cavities. When choosing sugar free gum, look for the American Dental Association (ADA) seal so you can be sure it’s sugarless. Happy chewing!
-Dr. Chris Roebken