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chewing gum

A confection made of chicle (natural latex) or synthetic rubber (polyisobutylene), which is in more common use.

Health benefits, chewing gum
Caries
• Sweeteners—Sugar-free gum sweetened with xylitol reduces cavities and plaque by inhibiting Streptococcus mutans, a major cause of tooth decay; sorbitol, another common chewing gum sweetener, is one-third as effective as xylitol.
• Enamel repair—Some data suggest that calcium lactate reduces plaque formation and enhances enamel remineralisation when added to xylitol-containing gum.
• Chewing—Some studies attribute the anti-caries effect of gum to the chewing itself.
• Weight loss—Chewing gum leads to extra energy consumption of 11±3 kcal/hour, which would translate into a 5 kg/year loss of body fat.
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Labour group leader Councillor Eddie Devine claimed board convener Councillor Cathy McEwan had committed to eradicating chewing gum from local streets"immediately" after she was appointed in May 2017.
Shang et al.23 conducted a study in China (n:388) to determine the effect of chewing gum on postoperative bowel function in spinal anesthesia patients who delivered via cesarean section and they revealed that bowel sounds started 18.2 hours after surgery in the experimental group and 23.2 hours after surgery in the control group.
Chewing gum after a meal also increases saliva flow.
The Gumdrop Bin (online only): Hear Anna Bullus describe how she designed a bin to collect used chewing gum.
But whether, and to what extent, chewing gum may aid or endanger health has been a matter of dispute.
Birmingham City Council issued 6,306 fines last year to litter bugs, but chewing gum is still a blight
"Bayaran mo lang ako chewing gum kasi [Just pay me with chewing gum because] it eases up the pain when I'm chewing.
Chewing gum consists basically of a neutral and tasteless masticatory gum-base and several non-masticatory ingredients, such as fillers, softeners, sweeteners, flavouring and texture regulating agents (Rassing 1992; Eisenstadt et al.
A year later, 100 chewing gum recycling bins were installed in the Welsh capital in a six-month pilot in partnership with gum manufacturer Wrigley's and Keep Wales Tidy.
For the flavour: If you're chewing gum because you're hooked on the flavour, for healthier flavourful options, try sipping on a glass of water infused with fresh mint leaves, cinnamon, or citrus fruit or there are many flavoured mouthwash available which can help you to keep your mouth fresh with simple mouthwash gargle.
The American Dental Association (ADA) approves chewing gum based on whether the flow of saliva was stimulated within 20 minutes of chewing.
"Gumdrop was founded to tackle the global problem of chewing gum waste and we're the first company in the world to recycle and process chewing gum into a range of new compounds that can be used in the rubber and plastics industry," explained Gumdrop's Founder, Anna Bullus.