Many dentists claim that chewing gum after meals can help reduce the occurrence of cavities. The gum must of course be sugarless or instead of preventing tooth decay, it will help create it. Chewing gum acts by stimulating saliva production and neutralizing acids in the mouth that are used by bacteria to demineralise teeth and initiating tooth decay.
It is therefore recommended to chew on sugarless gum after a meal if it’s not possible to brush your teeth. Dentists advise not to chew more than 10 to 15 minutes or else, long term use of chewing gum can create jaw problems. Also, chewing gum does not replace brushing and flossing your teeth, because it does not remove dental plaque from around your teeth and your gums.
Chewing gum must therefore be used as temporary way to partially clean your teeth if you do not have access to a tooth brush or dental floss. But it should never be considered as a replacement of regular brushing and flossing.
Complete Article: Does Chewing Gum after Eating Help Removing Dental Plaque? In French: Est-ce que la gomme à mâcher aide à garder les dents en santé