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N Y State Dent J. 1991 Apr;57(4):28-31.

Chewing gum as aid in treatment of hyposalivation.

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Center for Clinical Research in Dentistry, Columbia University School of Dental and Oral Surgery.

Abstract

Chewing gum is more than a popular confection. In people suffering from dry mouth, chewing gum produces transitory relief from symptoms by stimulating residual functional salivary glands to increase flow rates. Chewing sugarless gum also reduces the risk of carious attack secondary to dry mouth by neutralizing acid production in plaque.

PMID:
2052265
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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