Saliva is essential for fresh breath as it helps break down food, wash it away, and prevents leftover bits from getting stuck in your teeth, all of which set the scene for undesirable odour Mint flavoured gum is a popular choice because commercials tell us it will make your breath reminiscent of freshly fallen snow or frigid frozen ice caps.
If a fresh breath is desired, focus instead on other ways to maintain your oral health rather than chewing gum.
When you chew gum, you're doing a couple of things to your digestive system that often results in an unpleasant odour a little later on.
The physical act of chewing gum introduces air into your digestive system when you swallow.
If it's not fresh and smells a bit funky, you'll probably opt to slip a piece of gum in your mouth..Read Full Story