Chewing Gum: Protecting Your Teeth And Keeping You Sharp!

Maybe you’ve heard it rumored that chewing gum can help prevent tooth decay and cavities. Well not only have those benefits proven true, but gum has also more recently been shown to help those who chew it focus and work more efficiently.Teeth-Whitening-Greenspoint-Dental-Houston

Terms Of Study

Half the participants of a study were required to chew gum while being read from a list of numbers and asked to identify any patterns they recognized. The other half of the participants were asked to do the same while not chewing gum. Results of the study showed those chewing gum were able to recognize numerical patterns more quickly and accurately than their non-chewing peers. They also exhibited better memory retention and quicker response times. It was noted that participants not chewing gum did better at the beginning of the testing, but tuckered out towards the end. This being said, it’s assumed that chewing gum can help build mental sustainability and aid in the completion of ongoing tasks.

Chewing Gum And Your Teeth

In addition to the mid-afternoon mental boost a piece of sugarless gum can give you, it can also help prevent tooth decay and cavities. Chewing gum causes your mouth to produce more saliva, which helps wash away bacteria buildup. Chewing gum for half an hour after a meal can give you some of the same benefits rinsing your mouth or brushing your teeth would. Saliva contains calcium and phosphate that can help strengthen your enamel.

Call Dr. Bosse of Greenspoint Dental today and compliment your gum chewing with a very beneficial routine cleaning!