A recent study in the British Dental Journal has shown the benefits of chewing sugar-free gum and the potential dental cost savings. The study examined the amount of money that theoretically could be saved if the United Kingdom 12 year old population chewed more sugar-free gum. If this population chewed sugar-free gum twice per day, the potential cost savings over the course of a year were estimated at between 1 and 3 million British pounds. If the population chewed sugar-free gum 3 times per day the savings would be 8 million British pounds each year. The bottom line is that chewing sugar-free gum promotes salivary flow and anti-cavity protection.