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Most people are aware than brushing, flossing, and using an antibacterial mouthwash are good ways to combat bad breath, but few realize that tree bark could also be beneficial.
Research has shown that magnolia bark extract, which has been used in traditional Chinese medicines for centuries, can be effective in killing the bacteria that causes halitosis, or bad breath.
Most halitosis occurs when bacteria in the mouth breaks down proteins, causing nasty-smelling sulphur compounds, according to Dentistry.co.uk.
Chewing gum and mints simply mask this smell, but magnolia bark extract could remove it altogether.
Researchers at chewing gum manufacturer Wrigley tested the extract on three types of oral micro-organisms and found that it killed 99.9 per cent of them within five minutes.
They were so impressed with the result that they are now planning on bringing out a tree-bark chewing gum in the US later this year.
Researchers at Glasgow University Dental School recently claimed to have discovered new bacteria that are responsible for causing bad breath.
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