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Chewing Sugarless Gum Removes up to 100 Million Bacteria from a Person's Mouth, a Similar Amount to Flossing

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They further estimated that gum removes a similar amount of bacteria as flossing, but noted that flossing targets different areas of the mouth.


Sugar-sweetened gum effectively feeds oral bacteria.

Important! Chewing gum sweetened with sugar doesn't remove the bacteria but feeds it.

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