Oral Hygiene

Can chewing gum help give you a glistening smile?


Sugar-free gum for dental health: Innovations in science

By Oliver Nieburg

They say a smile is worth a thousand words. The tooth fairies in the chewing gum industry are exploring ways to make that smile worth even more.

Study queries dental health credentials of sugar free gums, but findings questioned by Mondelez scientist. Photo Credit: Mike Burns

Caries and gingivitis sugar free gum benefits questioned: Study

By Oliver Nieburg

Colombian researchers have questioned the clinical benefits of sugar free chewing gum to prevent dental caries and gingivitis after a double-blind, randomized controlled trial. A scientist from Mondelez has doubted the findings.

Probiotics’ oral health potential gathers pace

Special edition: Oral health

Probiotics’ oral health potential gathers pace

By Stephen Daniells

Probiotics are not only about gut health. The friendly bugs have also been touted to become the next blockbuster functional ingredients in gum and mints by Euromonitor. But which strains show the most potential, where does the science stand, and how do...

Tea beats bad breath

Tea beats bad breath

Compounds found in tea can stop the growth of bacteria that cause
bad breath, according to researchers at the University of Illinois
at Chicago, presenting results of a new study this week.


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