is not natural or beneficial. The jaws and teeth will develop naturally with or without gum chewing. A child will not ask for gum naturally. Why give it to him or her anyway? The same is true for soda, smoking
, and any other bad habits.
At least you are getting him some sugar
Try and slowly stop the habit. It is better not to do it.
Teach your child to drink water instead. It is a far better habits for the health of the teeth and his general health.
dr. Zev kaufman.