7 interesting facts
Chewing gum is useful
During chewing, salivation increases, which helps to clean the teeth, and there is also a massage of the gums, which to some extent is the prevention of periodontal disease.
These are the recommendations of specialists. If you chew gum for longer, it will lead to the release of gastric juice into an empty stomach, which contributes to the development of stomach ulcers and gastritis.
Dentists are sure that you can not replace a full-fledged brushing of teeth with chewing gum. And even if there is no toothbrush at hand, it is better to replace it with water, rinsing your mouth.
It destroys fillings, crowns, and bridges. The destruction has both a mechanical effect on the teeth and a chemical one — saliva, which is formed during chewing, contributes to the formation of alkali, which corrodes the fillings.
A sweet and healthy substitute for chewing gum is chewing marmalade. It is easy to prepare it yourself, and if you use molds or cut out figures from it, then this marmalade can distract the child from chewing gums in bright wrappers.
To prepare chewable marmalade, you will need fruits (apples, pears), sugar, water, vegetable or olive oil. You need to peel the fruit, turn it into a puree, cook it with sugar and water. When this mass cools and caramelizes, lubricate a wooden board with vegetable oil and put fruit puree on it, cover it with cheesecloth. In the summer, this mass can be put where the sun's rays fall. After a while, cut it into plates.