As a rule, chewing gum is considered a bad habit but it’s also incredibly common. It’s also an incredibly ancient habit, dating back to the Mayans. There’s something so soothing about the act of chewing — dogs love it, teething babies love it…. But do we really want to be like dogs and teething babies? Here are 11 more reasons to give it up.
1. Cavities There are still plenty of sugary gums on the market and bathing your teeth in sugar for extended periods of time is a great way to get cavities. It’s also a source of simple carbs and calories even if you don’t swallow it.