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Ideas on how to reuse chewing gum?  

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Loliboly
Estimable Member

As the title says. Can’t find anything on the internet. Heard somewhere that you could put a used gum in the fridge or freezer, but really don’t know how much that would do anything about the bacteria. Tried to boil some gum in a pot, which turned out to be an embarrassing disaster, lol. Suggestions, any one?

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Posted : 01/11/2019 6:12 pm
Fred
 Fred
Estimable Member

That is what I have done. Put it inside a fridge and I keep adding pieces of gum till it has the same volume of golfball cut into a third. The bacteria question has poped up into my head and I just call it "round 2." It is your own body's bacteria, the same saliva. Maybe it could catch pathogens and what not. Improve the immune system??? I don't think so. 

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Posted : 01/11/2019 11:04 pm
J3tze
Active Member

Yeah fridge is fine. Just put it in a glass in the fridge and when you get it back out, let it sit in your mouth without chewing for a bit so it gets soft and doesn't crumble. 

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Posted : 02/11/2019 9:25 pm
Pame
 Pame
Trusted Member

I just put mine back in the gum wrapper when I don't use it. Works just fine.

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Posted : 03/11/2019 3:35 am
Loliboly
Estimable Member

@fred

@Pame

@J3tze

I noticed that I started getting colds from reusing gums that I left open in the air, so in my case it certainly didn’t improve my health, lol. After a while the gum started to smell really funky as well, despite only using after brushing my teeth. I have now tried the fridge method however, and it seems to have solved all the problems. Thanks!

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Posted : 18/12/2019 9:19 pm