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Military Scientists Create Gum to Fight Army’s Plaque Problem

Posted on Wednesday, January 22, 2014


A team at the U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research in San Antonio, Texas, is working on a chewing gum that kills cavity-causing bacteria, according to the New York Daily News.

Combat gum is still in clinical trials, but Col. Robert Hale, the commander of the US Army Dental and Trauma Research Detachment, estimates it could be available with a prescription in the next 3 to 5 years.

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