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The Science

Chewing sugarfree gum can help prevent tooth decay when used as part of a complete oral hygiene routine.1,2

Research has shown that chewing sugarfree gum after you’ve eaten stimulates the release of as much as 12 times more saliva in the first few minutes. This helps to wash away lingering food particles, creating a much cleaner and healthier environment for your teeth. Saliva also helps restore the minerals in your teeth’s enamel, making them stronger.3

A wealth of clinical evidence supports the oral health benefits of sugarfree gum, revealing how gum enhances production of saliva and helps with:

  • Cleaning mouth of food debris and sugars
  • Neutralising acids
  • Supporting remineralisation

All of which can help to reduce the incidence of dental caries.1,2





1 Stookey GK. The effect of saliva on dental caries. J Am Dent Assoc. 2008;139(Suppl.2):11S–17S.
2 Dawes C, Macpherson LM. Effects of nine different chewing gums and lozenges on salivary flow rate and pH. Caries Res. 1992;26:176–82.

3Wefel JS, Jensen ME, Hogan M, et al. Effect of sugarless gum on human intra-oral demineralisation and remineralisation. J Dent Res. 1989; 68(1 suppl.): 214 (Abstract #263).

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