Incredible Bubblegum Can Clean Teeth and Still Be A Treat


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Studies have shown that billions of people, especially children, suffer from untreated tooth decay.

To address the issue, a group of students at the University of Pennsylvania is working on a special synthetic sugar bubblegum that can clean teeth. The project is called Sweet Bites, which is an entry for the Hult Prize, a social innovation contest for university students. The project is the students' answer to "Solving Non-Communicable Disease in the Urban Slum", the contest theme.

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