Do you chew gum to help keep your breath fresh? You might want to think again. Almost all gums have something called a “gum base” that makes them chewy, and it turns out it’s a mix of plasticizers, fillers, resins and other unknown chemical substances. This also makes chewing gum non-biodegradable. To keep your breath fresh naturally, try this: Drink lots of water. Keeping yourself hydrated helps maintain saliva production, which keeps your mouth healthy and fresh because your saliva has natural antibacterial and antifungal properties.
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