6 unusual ways to clean your teeth

Forgot to pack your toothbrush? Save your smile with these six simple teeth-cleaning secrets

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1. Seek cinnamon

Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago found that cinnamon-flavored chewing gum reduces bacteria in the mouth. The reason? The gum contains cinnamic aldehyde (the compound that gives cinnamon it’s flavour and colour), a plant essential oil that inhibits the growth of cavity causing bacteria.

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