I would recommend you quit chewing altogether. It is bad for your health in many various ways.
Joel Hollingsworth wrote:
The calcium in saliva is good to keep flowing, both to re-mineralize teeth and to neutralize stomach acid. We aren't ruminants, but I think it's good for us to chew more than industrial food would require. If you have plaque on your teeth, saliva can mineralize that, too, but I think the overall effect is positive.
Before there was synthetic polybutadiene of the sort used in modern chewing gum, commercial chewing gum was made of chicle, a variety of tree sap that had been used traditionally in South America. Spruce sap (sometimes mixed with beeswax) was the North American variant, and mastic sap was used in ancient Greece.
irollaround wrote:As for neutralizing stomach acid I'm not sure what you mean by that. Are you talking about helping with indigestion/heart burn?
My reason for stating that it isn't healthy is that he mentions he does this on a pretty consistent basis, almost all day long, or at least that's the way I read it.