We are occasionally asked the question of chewing gum that can replace traditional brushing. Eating sweets promotes the formation of an acidic pH in the mouth. These acids attack the teeth and thus promote the development of tooth decay. Chewing a chewing gum (sugar-free) promotes saliva production and neutralizes the acids in the mouth. The promoted saliva flushes at the same time food remains and bacteria from the teeth from the oral cavity. This prevents the formation of decay and protects the tooth. The chewing gum only comes into contact with the occlusal chewing surfaces, the sides and spaces between the teeth remain unaffected. Dental care gums can not replace oral hygiene with a traditional toothbrush and floss. Chewing gums are only a useful supplement in daily dental care.