Keeping your teeth clean might be easier and more pleasant than you think. A new test shows that chewing a stick of gum for 10 minutes can kill 100 million bacteria in your mouth, which is even more effective than flossing. Of course flossing is still a habit we need in order to keep the gums healthy, but it is good to know that you can enjoy a tasty stick of bubblegum while also getting some use from all that chewing.
Regarding once again your teeth and gums, the saliva released during the chewing of the gum helps to remove the bacteria through getting particles stuck in the gum. Based on this, the researchers are pondering analyzing particular types of bacteria and including the right chemicals to target the ones people would most like to get rid of.