Remineralizing tooth enamel

Chewing sugarfree gum helps to promote remineralization of tooth enamel. The saliva stimulated by chewing gum helps strengthen the teeth and protect them against dental erosion through:
  • Diluting and clearing potentially erosive agents from the mouth
  • Buffering dietary acids
  • Maintaining a super-saturated state next to the tooth surface, due to the presence of calcium and phosphate from saliva

Published research

1. The effect of chewing gum on in situ enamel lesion remineralization.
Creanor SL, Strang R, Gilmour WH, Foye RH, Brown J, Geddes DAM, Hall AF. J Dent Res. 1992; 71(12):1895-1900.
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2. Salivary stimulation by chewing gum and its role in the remineralization of caries-like lesions in human enamel in situ.
Manning RH, Edgar WM. J Clin Dent. 1992; 3(3): 71-74.
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3. Remineralizing potential, antiplaque and antigingivitis effects of xylitol and sorbitol sweetened chewing gum.
Steinberg LM, Odusola F, Mandel ID. Clin Prev Dent. 1992; 14(5): 31-34.
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4. Effects of chewing gums sweetened with sorbitol or a sorbitol/xylitol mixture on the remineralization of human enamel lesions in situ.
Manning RH, Edgar WM, Agalmanyi EA. Caries Res. 1992; 26: 104-109.
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5. Remineralization of artificial caries-like lesions in human enamel in situ by chewing sorbitol gum.
Leach SA, Lee GT, Edgar WM. J Dent Res. 1989; 68(6): 1064-1068.
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6. Prevention of sucrose-induced demineralization of tooth enamel by chewing sorbitol gum.
Kashket S, Yaskell T, Lopez LR. J Dent Res. 1989; 68(3): 460-462.
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