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If you are looking to show your smile a little TLC and take steps to reduce your risk of cavities and gum disease, we encourage your efforts since your smile will benefit from the care it receives. We invite you to incorporate mouthwash and sugarless gum into your oral care routine to reduce your risk of dental problems.

Not only does mouthwash help to eliminate bad breath (halitosis), it can also reduce your risk tooth decay and gum disease by preventing the buildup of plaque that can cause cavities and lead to the initial stage of gum disease, also known as gingivitis.

Studies have also shown that chewing a piece of sugarless gum for twenty minutes or so after you finish eating helps to flush the food particles and bacteria from your teeth, which helps reduce your risk of cavities. It can also increase your production of saliva, boosting your smile’s neutralizing properties to reduce the harmful enamel-eroding acids formed by bacteria. For some patients, chewing gum also helps soothe heartburn and acid reflux in the esophagus.

For more information about how to care for your smile in El Paso, Texas, call 915-593-1900 today and arrange a time to sit down with our dentist, Dr. Michael Mullen, at our office soon!