Chew Sugarless Gum
In addition to anti-cavity rinses, many anti-plaque or anti-gingivitis rinses are available to help promote good oral health. Anti-plaque rinses work by eliminating the plaque-causing bacteria that can lead to tooth decay and eventually, gingivitis. Incorporating an anti-plaque rinse into your daily oral hygiene regimen can help reduce plaque build-up and prevent gingivitis.
Chewing sugarless gum after and/or between meals can also help reduce your risk of gingivitis. This is because chewing gum stimulates the production of saliva inside your mouth, which helps neutralize the plaque acids that cause tooth decay, thereby reducing the plaque build-up. Sugarless gum uses chemicals like xylitol to make the gum taste sweet, without using sugar. Chewing sugarless gum can also be a helpful in reducing consumption of sugary snacks or when quitting smoking.