Saliva and Chewing Gum

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Adequate saliva is critical for good oral health.

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Saliva and Chewing Gum:

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For more details visit http://www.smilecareworld.com ! Critical for good oral health. ! Lubricates the tissues and helps maintain a pH environment that promotes tooth remineralisation and serves an antimicrobial function. ! Assists in digesting, diluting, and clearing dietary carbohydrates as well as buffering of acid that is a by product of the metabolism of sugar. ! Integral to the formation of the pellicle, which protects the tooth after eruption. ! Preserve the integrity of both oral hard and soft tissues. Importance of Saliva

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? Affects the oral tissues. ? Leaves dry, burning mouth, which will impact on the ability to swallow, taste food, speak, and maintain oral tissue integrity. ? Longer-term consequences are demineralization of enamel, an increased caries rate with rapid progression of the carious lesions, and an overgrowth of Candida. What if Salivary flow is reduced… For more details visit http://www.smilecareworld.com

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Causes the salivary glands to produce more fluid. This stimulated saliva contains more ions, including neutralizing bicarbonate, calcium, and phosphorous, which are available to remineralize dental enamel. When a sweetness or flavor is added to chewing gum, there is a 10-fold increase in flow rate compared to stimulation by mastication alone. Even after 20 minutes of chewing, saliva output is elevated 3-fold. A mechanical cleansing effect on the teeth adds to the anticaries effect of sugarless gum. Saliva and Chewing Gum For more details visit http://www.smilecareworld.com

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Food is cleared from the oral cavity, and plaque is removed from the occlusal tooth surfaces. Although smooth surface plaque will not be affected, a reduction of as much as 44% of the accumulated plaque has been reported. Sugarless gum - A vehicle to deliver medicaments that may benefit oral and systemic health. Assists caries reduction by remineralization or neutralization of plaque acid. Assists in tooth-whitening and breath-freshening. PPT Source: Saliva and Chewing Gum Saliva and Chewing Gum For more details visit http://www.smilecareworld.com

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About Smile Care Smile Care® has spearheaded the cause of modern dentistry in India through its multitude of activities in the field of dentistry. Smile Care® is involved in Clinical Services, Continuing Education, Clinical Research, Public Awareness and Scientific Publication in the field of dentistry and offers the synergistic benefit of these activities to all its clients. For more details visit http://www.smilecareworld.com

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Contact Details Smile Care Clinic Bandra, Kolhapur Email: [email protected] Bandra : 91 -22-26400188 / 83 & 91-22-26431670 / 71 Kolhapur : 91 231 2540648 / 49 Website: http://www.smilecareworld.com For more details visit http://www.smilecareworld.com

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