Bacteraemia was Detected after Chewing Bubble Gum in 22% of Patients

Chewing did not produce bacteraemia in our study. Similar results were obtained by Robinson et al.

In patients chewing wax, and by Cobe21 in patients chewing gum. On the other hand, bacteraemia was detected after chewing bubble gum in 22% of patients by Diener et al.,38 after chewing paraffin in 55% of patients by Murray and Moosnick,39 after chewing hard candy in 17.4% of patients by Cobe,21 and after chewing bubble gum in 20% of patients by Forner et al.33