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What are the benefits of chewing sugar-free gum? Is chewing sugar-free gum really good for your teeth and mouth?

What are the benefits of chewing sugar-free gum? Is chewing sugar-free gum really good for your teeth and mouth?

Absolutely! : Absolutely! xylitol based gum stimulates salivary flow and helps keep your teeth clean without feeding sugar to the bacteria that cause tooth decay. Too many articles on the internet to post here. Do a quick search and you will get a better understanding. ...Read more

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Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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Is listerine appropriate for your teeth and gums?

Is listerine appropriate for your teeth and gums?

Used correctly, no: If you use listerine according to the manufacturers instructions, listerine is safe. If you abuse it, however, it can cause problems with your gums and cheeks. ...Read more

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Is chewing gum good for your teeth?

Is chewing gum good for your teeth?

No: Chewing gun doesn't strengthen the teeth. However constant chewing can lead to TMJ issues. The jaw joint will be affected eventually. The teeth usually are not affected. ...Read more

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Is chewing gum healthy for your teeth?

Is chewing gum healthy for your teeth?

Yes: Yes, but only if it contains xylitol as it's sweetener. It can even prevent cavities. ...Read more

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Which vitamin is good for teeths and gums health?

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Which vitamin is good for teeths and gums health?

All of them: There are many vitamins that when lacking, cause dental problems; but, recommended daily allowances are only the dosages of vitamins that are minimum to prevent deficiency syndromes. The optimal amount of vitamins for health is still debatable. Good balanced nutrition is vital to good health and healing. If eating balanced healthy food is too difficult, our office recomends pharmanex sups. ...Read more

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Why are mouthwash and floss good for your dental hygiene?

Why are mouthwash and floss good for your dental hygiene?

Dental Hygiene: The correct mechanical action of flossing, which removes plaque and food products from between the teeth, and brushing which removes plaque from your teeth and your tongue, reduces the amount of bacteria which produce byproducts that cause tooth decay and bad breath. Over the counter mouth rinses may supplement the benefits of proper brushing and flossing. ...Read more

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Is it better to brush teeth after breakfast? Food tastes better with a clean mouth (after brushing teeth and clean tongue in AM). Thanks

Is it better to brush teeth after breakfast? Food tastes better with a clean mouth (after brushing teeth and clean tongue in AM). Thanks

I do both!: I agree with you! I like to brush my teeth first thing in the morning to get that "morning mouth" taste and feeling gone quickly. But you should brush and rinse after meals so that food particles don't remain on your teeth and gums to create plaque and tartar that builds up and leads to possible cavities. ...Read more

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Is chewing gum bad for your teeth?

Is chewing gum bad for your teeth?

Sugarless is best: Chewing sugared gum constantly bathes the teeth in sugar. Sugarless is preferred. If you get headaches or a tired jaw from chewing then you should avoid it. ...Read more

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How to keep your teeth and gums healthy? Is it important to keep your teeth and gums healthy?

How to keep your teeth and gums healthy? Is it important to keep your teeth and gums healthy?

3 Keys: 3 keys to oral health: brush/floss twice a day, see your dental team as often as you can, and avoid all destructive habits (smoking, unprotected contact sports, teeth clenching/grinding, nail biting, etc.). Oral health is important not just for nutrition and speech, but overall health, wellness, and longevity as well. Luckily, it's pretty easy to have a healthy mouth if you're motivated. ...Read more

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Is PerioShield mouth rinse a good defense against periodontitis? I keep having gum recession despite good home care with a WaterPik and dental floss.

Is PerioShield mouth rinse a good defense against periodontitis?  I keep having gum recession despite good home care with a WaterPik and dental floss.

Visit Periodontist: because gum recession is a progressive condition. If the recession persists, a procedure known as a "gum graft surgery" may be performed by a periodontist. PerioShield breaks down plaque, but cannot stop gum recession. ...Read more

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What is good and easier for cleaning in between teeth besides floss?

What is good and easier for cleaning in between teeth besides floss?

Clean in between : There are water picks, air flosses, and new things are being developed all the time as the dental hygienist recommended, see your dentist as they see all types of mouths and conditions and will probably recommend the best thing for you-having been a hygienist before i became a dentist they truly are experts in helping your mouth become healthy. ...Read more

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How to keep my gums and teeth healthy?

How to keep my gums and teeth healthy?

Brush/floss: We all want our teeth to last a lifetime. The most important preventive measure is to brush after each meal, and floss at least once a day. A Fluoride mouth rinse can strengthen your teeth and prevent cavities.Avoid snacks in between meals.Finally see your dentist at least twice a year for a professional teeth cleaning and exam.This way any small issues can be addressed before become big problems. ...Read more

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What are good teeth brushing tips for kids?

What are good teeth brushing tips for kids?

Listen to music!: Brushing one tooth at a time in a circular motion in front of a mirror for the length of one whole song (about 4 min) or counting slowly til ten when brushing each tooth surface. A compact head on a toothbrush will also help the focus being placed on each tooth. Ideal brushing time should be after each meal in addition to when surgery/acidic food is being consumed. ...Read more

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What health habits are critical for the mouth, tongue and teeth to function efficiently?

What health habits are critical for the mouth, tongue and teeth to function efficiently?

For sure: Proper regular brushing, daily flossing & raking your tongue. Also healthy diet with food that will be non injurious to the teeth. This recipe will without fail, provide you excellent oral health. ...Read more

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Is chewing gum good for your metabolism?

Is chewing gum good for your metabolism?

Yes and no: Sugarless gum chewing can have an effect on the amount and chemical makeup of the saliva you produce and some studies have shown it can change the amount of acid forming bacteria in your mouth.(which is a good thing). However there can be side effects of too much sugarless gum chewing including TMJ problems as well as digestive issues. ...Read more

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Remedy for plagued teeth and swollen and bleeding gums?

Remedy for plagued teeth and swollen and bleeding gums?

Professional cleanin: Brush twice/day, floss or water pik on a daily basis and have your teeth professionally cleaned. ...Read more

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Are electric toothbrush and waterpik good for teeth?

Are electric toothbrush and waterpik good for teeth?

Can be helpful: Those devices can be very helpful in removing food and debris from your teeth. The most important thing to remove is plaque and bacteria. To completely do this, flossing is a must. It is the only thing that will get between the teeth and gums where the bacteria congregates. Keep up the good work. ...Read more

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Is chewing sorbitol gum actually good for your teeth?

Is chewing sorbitol gum actually good for your teeth?

No: I am not aware of any studies showing a benefit to your teeth from chewing gum with sorbitol. However there are numerous studies that show benefits to your teeth from chewing gum with xylitol. ...Read more

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Is chewing gum good or bad for you jaw?

Is chewing gum good or bad for you jaw?

Jaw: It depends. I conducted a chewing research study involving people who had jaw problems. The findings were that chewing gum had different effects on different people. Some people's jaw issues improved while others worsened. How does it make you feel? That will be your answer. If it makes things worst-avoid it. ...Read more

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What are some suggestions for getting into a good habit for teeth brushing?

What are some suggestions for getting into a good habit for teeth brushing?

Consistency: Brushing and flossing your teeth at certain times of the day will become a habit if you do it consistently. A good rule of thumb to follow would be to brush at least twice a day, once upon arising and once before going to bed. If you do this consistently, you will develop the habit of brushing at those times and won't feel good if you miss. ...Read more

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Gums (Definition)

Gum are the pink soft tissue that forms a collar around our teeth, that collar acts as a gasket of sorts that protects the tooth roots and the bone that ...Read more


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Nutrition (Definition)

Nutrition is the synergistic combination of nutrients found in food and water that allows the human body to perform all essential ...Read more