For kids living in slums in the developing world, dental hygiene is a real problem. With this cheap gum developed by a team of college students, they might be able to have their candy and clean teeth.
The project, called Sweet Bites, plan to distribute a gum made with Xylitol, a synthetic sugar with proven dental benefits.
Studies from Finland in the 1970s showed that the harmful cavity-causing bacteria are starved in the presence of xylitol, allowing the mouth to remineralize damaged teeth with less interruption.
(READ the story from Fast Co-exist)
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