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Chewing gum: harmful or helpful

January 11 2007
10:32

Numerous commercials tells us that the gum will make the snow-white smile and fresh breath. But as we all know, advertising is often far from reality. So what actually affects chew on our acid-base balance and much more?

From the children's favorite treats gum has become a necessary product for those who did not want his reputation has suffered because of bad breath. Chew keeps pace with the progress, and today she attributed many medicinal properties. But not everyone is believing.

Under the influence of external factors (smoking, coffee and tea) teeth yellow. But, alas, despite the advertising, cud not able to return their whiteness. Its impact is too soft, even of the gum, which contains solid granules (effects of them, of course there is, but it is small). Therefore, the best friend in the bleaching remains a toothbrush and toothpaste.

We proceed to the next property - a brutal struggle with carious monsters lurking subtly in the mouth. The cause of dental caries are the remnants of food. If you do not brush your teeth, the bacteria begin to destroy them. What makes gum? By itself, as we have already written above, can not clean the tooth, but due to rises during chewing salivation of food residue is washed away from teeth. However, this does not give any guarantees.

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But what a bubble-gum does not take away, it is strengthening the jaw joint. Due to the fact that people consume food in the most mild, this joint is not too strongly developed. Therefore, chewing gum a few minutes - a good exercise for the development of the jaw.

Another useful property of chewing gum - thanks to increased salivation and accelerates the process of digestion has just eaten. But it does not help the stomach too long - otherwise, when the food is finished, it will try to digest itself.

There is also the observation that chewing improves attention. Opinions were discrepancies, and many believe that chewing in public places violates the rules of good taste. So before you start eating in the hall of the theater, think about whether it is appropriate.

As you can see, chewing gum is not the panacea for all ills, but, nevertheless, one important function it performs excellent - freshens breath. And that gum did not cause the body harm, observe the rules of chewing. They relate to time - should not chew more than 7 minutes after eating.

Vasilyeva Camilla
On materials of Men's Life, Kleo.ru.

Васильева Камилла

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