National Chewing Gum Day | September 30
Sat Sep 30th

National Chewing Gum Day

On September 30th, National Chewing Gum Day exercises our jaws. With your new piece of chewing gum, you can pop a bubble or freshen your breath.


Humans have been chewing gum for more than 5,000 years. They may have chewed it for pleasure, to prevent hunger, or to freshen their breath much like we do today. The sources used to make gum resulted in minty and sweet chewable globs of wax or sap resin that satisfied the human urge to gnaw. They were unlikely to produce glossy, pink bubbles worthy of sibling jealousy. However, it was still a possibility if you woke up with it stuck in your hair.

Various forms of chewing gum have existed since the Neolithic period. A British archaeology undergraduate discovered a 5,000-year-old piece of chewing gum made from bark tar with tooth imprints in it in 2007. The find took place in Kierikki, Yli-li, Finland, and is thought to be the oldest piece of chewing gum. Scientists expected the gum to have antiseptic properties and other medicinal benefits, according to scientists.

  • Gum made from the resin of the mastic tree's resins, including plants, grasses, and other resins, was chewed by many other cultures
  • "The State of Maine Pure Spruce Gum" was invented and sold in 1848 by John B. Curtis
  • Around 1850, a paraffin wax gum was invented and outlasted spruce gum in popularity
  • William Semple, 1869, obtained an early patent on chewing gum, patent number 98,304
  • According to studies, chewing gum helps improve memory, reduce anxiety, and boost alertness
  • Chewing sugar-free gum improves overall oral health while also helping to curb cravings and improving digestion

How to recognize chewing gum day

Buy a pack of your new flavor of chewing gum to commemorate the day. Share a piece with your friends. You could also have a bubble-blowing competition. Just be sure not to get it in your hair when it comes!

  • Memories of bubble gum sharing. If it's from days gone by or more recent events, retell the tale for all to hear whether it's from times gone by or more recent events
  • Bubble gum is the world's best-known bubble gum
  • Make a video of your best bubble
  • Enjoy some bubble gum ice cream
  • The best ice cream scoops for getting ice cream out of your hair, furniture, or carpet can be found in this article
  • Check under your desk to see if any gruesome pieces from your predecessors' archives remain
  • Pick up bubble gum flavored something. For example, chapstick, candy, or frosting What other items come in bubble gum flavor or scent?

To post on social media, use the hashtag #ChewingGumDay.

Chewing gum FAQ

Q. Is chewing gum healthier? Q. Is there any advantages to chewing gum?

A. Chewing gum has a few benefits. The benefits start to add up if it's sugar-free gum.

  • If sugar-free gum is chewed after a meal, the increased flow of saliva may help remove acids produced by bacteria when breaking down food. This reduces plaque buildup
  • Chewing gum can help with dry mouth symptoms
  • Reach for a piece of chewing gum as cravings kick in. The act of chewing can help keep cravings at bay and, in turn, reduce caloric intake
  • Some flavors of sugar-free gum may reduce nausea. Ginger or mint flavors are more likely to calm an upset stomach. The benefits can also be found in mint and ginger teas
  • Chewing gum can help with certain types of memory. To improve your long-term and working memory, stick in a stick of gum if you need to take a test or remember how to make Grandma's meatloaf. However, studies have yet to show that short-term memory has improved

Q. What are the adverse effects of chewing gum?

A. Chewing gum for too long can strain the muscles in the jaw and neck. Gum sweetened with sugar can raise the risk of cavities. Chewing gum can also be unappealing in terms of appearance. Rather than a piece of gum, pop in a breath mint before going to an interview.