Chewing of gum contributes to the maintenance of oral health. Many oral diseases, including caries and periodontal disease, are caused by bacteria. Here, we hypothesize that chewing of gum can trap bacteria and remove them from the oral cavity. To test this hypothesis, we developed two methods to quantify numbers of bacteria trapped in chewed gum.
Wessel, S. (Creator), van der Mei, H. (Contributor), Morando, D. (Contributor), Slomp, A. (Contributor), van de Belt-Gritter, B. (Contributor), Maitra, A. (Contributor) (9-dec.-2014). Replication data: Quantification and Qualification of Bacteria Trapped in Chewed Gums. University of Groningen. https://doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.1243650.v1