A stick of gum for a kid is so much more than a sweet treat. It’s a bubble competition with friends, its snap would annoy our parents, and when we got it stuck in our hair, mom used peanut butter. As adults, gum is ideal when we have a hot date and want fresh breath. Regardless of age, chewing gum has been a sweet staple we’ve loved as far back as the Neolithic period. Originally, it was made from trees with medicinal benefits. Today, chewing gum is seen as more of a confection than medicine. But is it really good for us? Sweets are never going to be considered good for us, but gum sort of is.
We choose a stick of gum to freshen our breath. Not only are we getting rid of our bad breath, but lots of gum contains natural oils that fight against germs. In fact, the best NATURAL odor-fighting flavors are cinnamon, citrus and any kind of minty flavor. Chewing gum also perpetuates saliva production, naturally fighting against dry mouth and odors as it helps clean your teeth.
What’s more, doctors have also used chewing gum to help patients with cognitive brain functions, gastroesophageal reflux disease, and the recovery time after abdominal or gastrointestinal surgery. Not only is gum good for your oral health, it can also help with lots of other health issues!
As you can see, gum can be great, but don’t make chewing gum obsession, or a way to deflect from eating or taking care of your teeth. We all know what happened to Violet Beauregarde in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory…
If you would like to learn more about the benefits of chewing gum, contact Kemmet Dental Design at 701-872-4789 or visit www.kemmetdental.com for additional information.
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