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Many people enjoy chewing gum throughout the day, and they chew gum for multiple reasons. Some people enjoy the tasty flavors of chewing gum, some people use it as a breath freshener after they eat, and some people chew gum to help them break bad habits (e.g., biting their nails, eating too much dessert, or smoking). However, there is another reason that some people chew gum, and it has a positive effect on their oral health. While it may sound too good to be true, chewing gum can prevent cavities from forming inside the mouth.

Before you go out and purchase a case of gum, it is important to understand how chewing gum can benefit your oral health and what to look for as you incorporate this new habit.

Every day, there are millions of bacteria living inside your mouth. These bacteria help to break down particles that are left behind after eating and drinking. While these particles mean to be helpful, they produce acids to help them in their endeavors. When acids are left on the teeth, they begin to eat holes in the tooth enamel: cavities.

Chewing gum helps the mouth increase its saliva production. Saliva is necessary for keeping the mouth moist and helping wash away particles and bacteria that are in the mouth. When the mouth is dry, bacteria and acids stick to the teeth and become hard to remove. Chewing gum helps to stimulate the production of saliva to keep your mouth moist. The saliva production that occurs while chewing gum helps to get rid of unwanted acid production so that the oral bacteria inside your mouth do not harm your teeth. It is vital that you choose a sugar-free gum. Oral bacteria are most attracted to sugar, so you do not want to feed them with a poor choice of gum.

At Mansouri Family Dental Care & Associates, we care about your complete oral health. We can happily recommend a sugar-free chewing gum. Of course, chewing gum should never replace daily flossing, daily brushing, and routine dental visits! Call or visit us to learn more.

Posted on behalf of Mansouri Family Dental Care & Associates

4720 Lower Roswell Rd
Marietta, GA 30068

Phone: (770) 973-8222

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Monday, Wednesday & Thursday: 7:30 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday: 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
Friday: 7:30 am - 3:30 pm

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Our Patient Reviews

Mansouri Family Dental Care & Associates

4.7 / 5.0

Based on 90 reviews

Kevin Hanners

If you are looking for a great dental experience, I would have to suggest Mansouri Family Dental Care. I have been coming here for quite sometime, and I have been incredibly pleased with the kindness and care received from this professional group. Before coming to Mansouri Family Dental, I did not have very positive dental experiences. I like this group because I always feel at ease. I go in knowing that the experience is going to be great.

Simone Teamer

Everyone is great here! This office is beautiful and welcoming. It's conveniently located in cobb county. Also they have free dental day which is great for the community

Magnolia Bellydance

Nicola is great! Super sweet and wonderful at her job. The whole staff is respectful and the building is clean and tidy.

Aschkan Sabaghi

A wise man once said, "There are 3 very important friends in ones life....Dentist, Lawyer, and Mechanic." Mansouri Family Dental care is no exception, they are Crème de la Crème! My mouth had an early start on WW3, but the war was thwarted before any real life havoc could grip its deadly disease on my health! For a very long time I was battling with a Root Canal ed tooth and it was constantly getting infected....at times the infection would creep its way into my lymph nodes where severe infection would occur and my body would become lethargic and continue its endless fight against proliferating bacteria inside my gum line. I was in dire need of help and feeling miserable and helpless. When things could not get any worse....the permanent Crown broke off taking with it the top of the entire tooth only leaving behind the deep embedded roots inside my jaw. There is nothing I have endured more than these roots driving me insane. I was broke, a student, and unsure of how I could resolve the issue. I contacted my wonderful friend Dodd Mansouri whom is the hygienist at the Mansouri offices and he assured me that all was well and that I was in good hands. God bless his heart!!! First, they quickly sprung into Hero action and personally contacted my Private Dental Insurance company to check and make sure that my procedures would be covered, when it came back that I did not have full coverage.....Mansouri office worked alongside me and helped me upgrade my insurance to full coverage...so my shallow pockets wouldn't burn to the ground. That was far too kind of them to chose to help rather than having me fix the issue myself like a chicken with his head cutoff! So the day finally came and I was due to make a grand appearance at the Cumberland High-rise location, and let me tell you....their offices is nothing short of Grand!! I mean I would literally just pay to go up there and look out through their windows with its mesmerizing views of all Atlanta, just WOW! Now to the matter at hand, after Dr.Mansouris' inspection of my warring mouth....he told me that the rotten tooth had also brought about damage to the tooth behind it and to the tooth in front of it. He said that the tooth behind it seemed far too damaged and that the best route of course was to also root canal that tooth as well. However I told him that I wanted to live to be a 100 and that I needed all my teeth and already having lost one was bad enough. I made the suggestion that if it would be possible if he could try and save that tooth instead of Root Canal. Now, even though his suggestion was the right one he did not try to convince me to have it root canal ed but instead he respected my wishes to want to save the tooth and he said that he would try his best and that if in the near future I would have any issues and pain with the tooth...that then we would take his course of action. Surely enough, he was able to save both tooth. (This review is incomplete, for remainder please check Yelp!)

Aneka Battle

From the receptionists to the dentist, everyone is friendly, professional and down to earth!!

Stanley Sequeira

Great experience and they definitely did a good job with my teeth. Amanda was my hygienist and she’s wonderful!

Mansouri Family Dental Care & Associates

4720 Lower Roswell Rd
Marietta, GA 30068

(770) 973-8222