A newly published study suggests that chewing sugar-free gum after eating can help reduce risks for cavities. And while this news is not necessarily groundbreaking, what researchers found is interesting nonetheless.
Chewing sugar-free gum immediately after eating can remove up to 100 million bacteria from the mouth. These bacteria are linked to tooth decay, gum disease, and similar oral health issues. However, chewing gum longer than 10 minutes allows all of these bacteria to be re-deposited onto teeth and gums – eliminating any benefits achieved through chewing gum in the first... Read More