Gum sticks contain a lot of sugar. Sugar-free choices might be healthier.
Evidence suggests that consuming sugarless gum after meals might lower cavity risk.
Chewing can enhance saliva production, 'washing out' probable culprits and exposing teeth to more calcium, perhaps strengthening teeth.
Chewing gum with Xylitol may prevent ear infections in youngsters.
Xylitol is a sugar alcohol found in fruits and vegetables. Its sweet flavour is used to replace sugar in sugar-free products and gum.
If you have GI surgery or a procedure involving that portion of the body (like a C section), chew sugarless gum numerous times a day post-op.
Gum can satisfy sweet cravings after meals or as a lunchtime snack.
Chewing gum can fulfil a sweet desire and decrease hunger, assisting with weight management.