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Pop! You have an excuse to blow bubbles today – it’s National Chewing Gum Day!

Posted at 12:01 AM, Sep 30, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-30 00:01:48-04

Chewing gum – we use it to freshen our breath, help us stop smoking and even just to quell boredom.

According to the American Dental Association, the act of chewing increases the flow of saliva in your mouth. Chewing after eating can help get rid of acids in your mouth, preventing tooth decay.

Whatever your reason for chewing, today is the day to chomp away!

Share pictures of your bubble blowing escapades by emailing or using the “Submit Your Photo” button at the bottom of the story.

If you have some free time on your hands, you can really celebrate by learning to make your own gum at home!