Gum chewing is a common daily habit.  When purchasing gum, be sure to look for “sugar-free” on the label.  Sugar-free gum can wash away food particles, and neutralize saliva to prevent cavities and plaque.  Some gums include a natural sweetener called Xylitol.  Xylitol is safe for everyone, and dramatically reduces the risk for new tooth decay.  Studies have shown that chewing sugar-free gum after eating significantly reduces the incidence of cavities.  You can visit to learn more about the benefits of sugar-free gum.