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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