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Min Zhu and her coworkers at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry had been looking in mints and other common plants for essential oils that kill oral germs. Although many extracts showed promise, few proved as potent as oily cinnamic aldehyde, the principle flavor compound in cinnamon.
The unflavored gum didn't affect bacterial numbers at all. By contrast, the fully flavored cinnamon gum killed half of all oral bacteria and 40 percent of the types linked to bad breath. Among those were such species as Porphyromonas gingivalis, Fusobacterium nucleatum, Prevotella intermedia, and Peptostreptococcus micros.
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