Skip to main content

Thank you for visiting You are using a browser version with limited support for CSS. To obtain the best experience, we recommend you use a more up to date browser (or turn off compatibility mode in Internet Explorer). In the meantime, to ensure continued support, we are displaying the site without styles and JavaScript.

Chewing gum and dental health--a review


Recent evidence of the actions of chewing gum on plaque pH needs to be assessed against the background of other evidence, including clinical data. 'Sugar-free' gums are non-cariogenic and potentially beneficial in reversing early caries, while the potential cariogenicity of sucrose-sweetened gums can be modified by additives or selected patterns of use


Rights and permissions

Reprints and Permissions

About this article

Cite this article

Edgar, W., Geddes, D. Chewing gum and dental health--a review. Br Dent J 168, 173–177 (1990).

Download citation

  • Published:

  • Issue Date:

  • DOI:

Further reading


Quick links