Chew Gum To Prevent Childhood Caries
Another potential dental nightmare after the trick or treat season is the Christmas, New Year and School Holidays. During Christmas in particular, children tend to consume more sweet treats and fizzy drinks.
This article by the New York Times Opinion writer Ezekiel Emanuel talks about a habit that could counter the effect of consuming too much sugar by children—chewing a xylitol gum.
Chewing a gum increases saliva production, helping neutralize acid in the mouth. Encouraging your child to chew a sugar-free gum is a good oral habit for them to practice.
Read more about Emanuel’s article here: http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/10/20/your-assignment-for-today-chew-gum/