To begin with, it increases saliva flow, which helps buffer and neutralise acids and sugars in the mouth. Saliva has an important antimicrobial and cleaning role in oral health, helping to prevent infections, whilst repairing and lubricating soft tissues. It is also important for taste, eating and swallowing food and helps maintain fresh breath.
Sugar free gum is an easy way to increase saliva flow between meals. Use after eating or drinking to help speed up the remineralising process from saliva and protect teeth against tooth decay and tooth surface loss.